Supreme Court Halts Utah Same-Sex Marriages

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The October term for the U.S. Supreme Court brings a varied caseload concerning religious freedom in prison and First Amendment rights on the Internet.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has hit the pause button on same-sex marriage in Utah.

Federal Judge Robert Shelby struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban back in December, but yesterday the Supreme Court issued a stay on the decision, blocking same-sex marriages in Utah pending the state's appeal, which is scheduled for January 27th.

Suzanne Goldberg, a professor at Columbia Law School, considers whether this latest move is an indication that the Supreme Court is heavily focused on states rights issues.