U.S. justice temporarily blocks Idaho gay marriage ruling

Idaho's gay marriage banWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that struck down Idaho’s gay marriage ban. The brief order issued by the court said that gay marriage supporters should file a response to the state’s emergency request by 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) on Thursday. The court will then decide whether to issue a more permanent stay. In the meantime, gay marriages in Idaho will not be able to proceed. The filing by the state said that officials have also asked the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. …

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