The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Monday lifted a stay of a lower court ruling striking down the state's ban on gay marriage.

“Plaintiff-Appellees' motion to dissolve the stay in GRANTED, effective at 9 a.m. PDT Wednesday, October 15, 2014,” the court wrote in it's 1-page order.

While Idaho Governor Butch Otter, a Republican, last week conceded defeat after the Supreme Court lifted a temporary stay on the order – “Idaho now should proceed with civility and in an orderly manner to comply with any forthcoming order from the 9th Circuit,” he said in a statement – his office returned to court on Monday seeking to keep gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the state.

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said in a separate filing that he disagreed with the governor's decision, saying that the Supreme Court's ruling means that the state “cannot satisfy the stringent standards governing issuance of stays.”

Plaintiff couples on Friday asked the Ninth Circuit to end its stay on the lower court order.