Hours after a county judge in Iowa declared the state's ban on gay marriage illegal, clearing for way for gays to get married, he stayed his ruling pending an appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court. Fortunately, at least one quick thinking young gay couple got their marriage license, paid five bucks to waive the three day waiting period and got legally married by a Unitarian minister before the narrow window of opportunity was "stayed" out of existence. Tough luck for everyone else though, eh.
Jeesh yeah, just because you make an historic ruling overturning discrimination against an oppressed group and make a big statement about equality doesn't mean you just go and let those oppressed people actually exercise their rights. Oh, hell no. That courageous act would mean you actually believed in what you just ruled.