Group Withdrawals Petition to Stop Same Sex Marriage Licenses

Updated Oct. 9, 11:55 a.m.

Late Thursday morning, The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage withdrew their motion to the Supreme Court to temporarily block the 9th District Court of Appeals decision to allow same-sex marriage within Nevada.

Wednesday consisted of ups and downs for same sex couples trying to get licenses, after Tuesday's ruling from the 9th District Court of Appeals struck down the ban on same sex marriage as unconstitutional.

Later that evening, Idaho filed an emergency stay with the U.S. Supreme Court, which Justice Anthony Kennedy granted, temporarily blocking the ruling from going into effect in both states. Officials from Lamda Legal, who represented plaintiffs in the original case, challenged that ruling, stating that Nevada didn't file the stay, so it shouldn't effect both states. 

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Wednesday afternoon, the Supreme Court clarified that the stay was only for Idaho  -- but Nevada's LGBT community was not in the clear . The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage, the group supporting the ban in the first place, filed for a stay in the Nevada case, and asked for a mandate that the decision to strike down the ban be rescinded.


Steve Friess, journalist

Tara Borelli, attorney, Lamda Legal

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