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Gay marriage set to move forward in Alaska

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.