BOISE -- Hundreds are expected to be at the Ada County Courthouse Friday morning to show support of same-sex marriage.

Emily Walton is planning a party for marriage equality on the steps of the courthouse at 9 a.m. when clerks will begin issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

Walton tells KTVB as many 400 people have already confirmed they will be there for the celebration. Officiants will be there as well, ready to perform ceremonies as soon as licenses are issued.

Several local businesses will be donating cakes and flowers to those celebrations as well.

On Thursday, the four couples behind the original lawsuit in this case, filed a brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. They're asking that court to rule in opposition of the governor's request for a stay. The couples say there's no reason to put same-sex marriages on hold.

Gov. Butch Otter and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will be fighting this in the higher courts, but any decisions won't happen in the next few days.

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