A federal appeals court has postponed oral arguments on the challenge toNevada’s gay marriage ban just hours after it had set the hearing for April 9.
“Freedom Nevada” is a campaign of several groups pushing to abolish Nevada’s ban on same-sex weddings
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.
State lawyers for Gov. Brian Sandoval say Nevada’s constitutional ban on gay marriage serves a legitimate purpose of preserving traditional marriage.
More than 2,700 calls, emails and letters flooded Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s office in the days and weeks after a federal judge said gay couples could marry in the state.
Attorney General Holder says the government will honor gay marriage licenses issued in Utah.
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.
Michael Mathie proposed to his partner Tyler McCraley on Christmas. The next day, they joined the historic rush of same-sex couples getting marriage licenses in Utah.
The Supreme Court has put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue.
Utah has long been known as a bastion of red-state conservatism with deep roots in the Mormon faith. It’s the kind of place that has historically been unwelcoming to gay marriage.