The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood's request for a stay on federal judge Kristine Baker's ruling last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
The Fifth Circuit also agreed to expedite the process for considering the case but will not consolidate it with the cases challenging gay marriage bans in Texas and Louisiana. Oral arguments in those two cases are set for the week of January 5. The state's briefs in the Mississippi case are due December 19.
Read the stay below via Equality Case Files: