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Alaska will be the latest state to have gay marriage legalized, Alaska Dispatch News reports, after the Supreme Court denied the state's request for an additional delay.
A federal district court judge previously struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, in a ruling issued on Sunday. Then on Wednesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay on the ruling, in order to allow the state time to appeal the decision.
By the time the stay was even issued, however, at least three same-sex couples had already gotten married, after local officials agreed to waive a three-day waiting period.
That stay expired Friday afternoon, the Dispatch News explains, and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied the state's request for it to be renewed.