The Supreme Court has rejected a request from a Utah gay couple to make their union official.
The high court ruled Friday that the state can’t legally recognize same-sex marriages in the state.
The decision is a setback for a Utah marriage law that went into effect in August.
Utah lawmakers passed the law to legalize same-gender marriages.
It’s the first time the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on gay rights issues.
The Utah Supreme Court said it couldn’t reach a conclusion on the law’s constitutionality because of jurisdictional concerns.