A federal appeals court has granted Utah’s request for more time to prepare opening arguments in defense of the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
Attorney General Holder says the government will honor gay marriage licenses issued in Utah.
The Mormon church is telling its local leaders that same-sex wedding ceremonies and receptions are prohibited in their churches.
More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples took home marriage licenses from local clerks after a federal judge overturned Utah’s same-sex marriage ban.
The Supreme Court has put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue.
The last of the Utah counties that were holding out on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples reversed course Thursday and decided to hand out licenses to all eligible applicants.
Utah County officials who held out on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples even after a judge overturned a ban say they will now offer licenses to all eligible applicants.
Advocates on both sides of the gay marriage debate predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that overturned part of a federal ban on gay marriage would create a pathway for states to act. They were right.
The crowd was celebrating a judge’s decision to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage.
A federal judge said Monday he will allow gay marriage in Utah to continue, denying a request from the state to halt same-sex weddings until the appeals process plays out.