In the ongoing case to bring marriage equality to the state of Utah, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued an emergency stay on the order for the state to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples.
It's the first case of several marriage equality challenges expected to be filed with the nation's highest court.
The decision is being hailed by activists as a major milestone in the fight for marriage nationwide.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.'
In a news conference, Gov. Gary Herbert expresses displeasure with officials in other states who won't defend bans on same-sex marriage, and he comes close to saying being gay is a choice.