Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that found states must allow gay couples to marry.
Utah has appealed a federal judge’s ruling that officials must recognize gay marriages that took place in the state after a same-sex marriage ban was overturned.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a challenge to Nevada’s ban on same-sex marriage in September.
As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.
Nevada Republicans pushed ahead Saturday with identifying GOP candidates they believe deserve the party’s backing in the upcoming primary election — even if their opponent is a fellow Republican. The delegates cast secret ballots on the endorsements the same day the newly approved effort drew bitter divisions at the state party’s convention in Las Vegas.
The Clark County Republican Party has removed language from its platform on several “social issues.”
A national gay-rights organization announced Thursday the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of seven couples and two surviving spouses challenging Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage.
“Freedom Nevada” is a campaign of several groups pushing to abolish Nevada’s ban on same-sex weddings
The state is withdrawing from a federal case in which it opposes gay marriage
The Mormon church and a coalition of religious organizations plan to file an argument to a federal appeals court explaining why they believe Utah’s same-sex marriage ban should stand.