Regardless of whether you do your Santa tracking via NORAD or Google, the best thing you see today might be these murky photos of Utah Boy Scouts -- one in a rainbow kerchief -- delivering pizza to clerks in the Salt Lake City marriage bureau who skipped lunch in order to continue issuing licenses to same-sex couples waiting in very, very long lines.
72% compliant: Of Utah's 29 counties, 21 (shown in green) are already issuing same-sex marriages licenses, 2 counties (yellow) will do so soon, and only 6 counties (red) are defying Judge Selby's order and refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
It is likely the Tenth Circuit will grant Utah's request for a stay until the appeal has been heard and decided. Both of the Supreme Court victories last summer affirmed a state's right to determine its own marriage laws. (In the DOMA case, the issue was the unequal treatment of legally married gay New Yorkers. In the Prop 8 case, it was simply that the outsider meddlers had no standing to appeal Judge Walker's ruling.) SCOTUS had the opportunity to rule that (gay) marriage is a fundamental right and declined to do so.