A lawsuit challenging North Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage has been put on hold by a federal judge until the Supreme Court rules on whether there exists a constitutional right to marry. The AP reports:
U.S. District Chief Judge Ralph Erickson filed an order Tuesday staying the case brought by seven same-sex couples in June. The lawsuit challenges both North Dakota's ban on gay marriage and its refusal to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who legally wed in other states.
Last week the Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.
If you haven't already done so, check out our legal editor Ari Ezra Waldman's analysis of the Supreme Court's decision to take up the four cases challenging bans on same-sex marriage in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee HERE.