10th Circuit court denies Utah's appeal to stop gay weddings The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the state of Utahs request to stop same-sex couples marriages during the appeal of the judges ruling that started those marriages on Friday. Having considered the district courts decision and the parties arguments concerning the stay factors, we conclude that a stay is not warranted, Judges Jerome Holmes and Robert Bacharach wrote in an order signed by court clerk Elisabeth Shumaker for the court. [Y]es the office is appealing the denial of a stay by the 10th Circuit Court. We will aim to file thursday, Utah Attorney Generals Office spokesman Ryan Bruckman told BuzzFeed in an email. Interim requests of the type that would be filed in this situation would go to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who oversees such requests from the 10th Circuit. She could either decide the matter on her own or refer the matter to the whole court for consideration. Because of that Monday denial, most counties in the state allowed same-sex couples to marry on Tuesday. Additionally, an email sent from the Utah governors chief of staff to cabinet officers on Tuesday urged compliance with the federal judges ruling until such time that the current district court decision is addressed by the 10th Circuit Court. In light of the decision of the 10th Circuit Tuesday night, that compliance order would appear to be ongoing. The state whence came the biggest support for California's infamous Proposition 8 has progress come back around and nip them in the tushie. ISTR the state's attorney arguing that marriage is between one man and one woman. In Utah. Maybe they could have tried a less disingenuous argument.