In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court decided to not issue an emergency stay regarding same-sex marriage in South Carolina. Same-sex marriage in the state are scheduled to begin a noon today.
The decision makes South Carolina the 35th state to allow same-sex couples to get married.
In a brief statement, seven of the nine Supreme Court justices denied the stay, but Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas said they would hear it.
Thursday’s decision means there is very little left for Attorney General Alan Wilson to do to stop marriages from beginning at noon.