Today the United States Supreme Court issued a stay temporarily suspending the issuance of marriage licenses to lesbian and gay couples in Utah. 

HRC President Chad Griffin issued the following statement:

“Utahns and other Americans have witnessed the joy that marriage has brought to hundreds of loving and committed couples over the past weeks.  While it is disappointing that the dreams of many more will be put on hold, we know that in the end justice will be served and no couple will be excluded from this cherished institution.  We still live in two Americas where full equality is within reach in one and another where even basic protections are non-existent.  As the marriage equality map expands, history is on our side and we will not rest until where you live is not a barrier to living your dreams.”

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