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Carmine Caruso holds a rainbow flag during a rally in supports of same sex marriage in front of the Ada County courthouse in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, May 16, 2014. / Kyle Green, AP

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Nearly 200 gay rights supporters have flocked the steps of a Boise, Idaho, courthouse in celebration and protest over the latest development in a same-sex marriage lawsuit.

Friday's rally originally was planned as a party when a federal judge overturned the state's same-sex marriage ban earlier this week. The judge said couples could marry starting Friday morning.

By Thursday, however, the ruling was temporarily placed on hold while an appellate court reviews the case.

Boise resident Selina Heck calls the delay disappointing but says she and her partner of 19 years hope they'll be allowed to marry soon.

Gay marriage is legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia; same-sex marriage bans in several other states are being struck down in the courts at a brisk clip.



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