A federal appeals court on Tuesday extended a temporary hold on a federal judge's ruling that struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage.

Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples rushed to marry on Saturday, a day after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman struck down Michigan's 2004 voter-approved constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

Roughly 300 couples married in 4 counties before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati issued a temporary injunction.

In extending its stay, the appeals court cited the Supreme Court's granting of a stay in a case challenging Utah's restrictive marriage amendment.

“In light of the Supreme Court's issuance of a stay in a similar case, Herbert v. Kitchen … a stay of the district court's order is warranted,” the court ruled.

(Related: Michigan: $40K for anti-equality experts whose testimony was deemed “unbelievable.”)