Utah officials ask the US 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent more marriage licenses from being issued to gay couples, pending appeal of Friday's ruling that lifts a ban on gay marriage. The appeals court could act at any time.
US. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled Utah's voter-approved ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. Republican governor blasted the ruling as going against the will of the people. Gay couples rushed to the Salt Lake County Clerk's office en masse.
The pair met while appearing in "Rent" off-Broadway and married in 2003 after dating for seven years. They co-starred on Broadway in the show "Wild Party" in 2000 and on the TV show "Private Practice," as well as in the film version of "Rent."