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PHOENIX (AP) - Lawyers for the state of Arizona agree that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional because of an appeals court ruling.

But attorneys for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne urged a federal judge to delay overturning the ban because last week's order from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is not yet final.

U.S. District Judge John Sedwick set the state's Thursday deadline for any future filings in the case after a federal appeals court that oversees Arizona ruled that bans in Idaho and Nevada were unconstitutional.

Sedwick is hearing two lawsuits challenging Arizona's gay marriage ban. He has said it appears the ruling by the 9th Circuit means Arizona's ban also is unconstitutional.

Gay marriage supporters filed a supporting brief Wednesday to bolster their argument that Sedwick should immediately strike down Arizona's ban on gay marriage.