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.
Towns and cities in New Mexico are expecting a jump in tourism from same-sex couples who can now get marriage licenses in the state.
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that gay marriages can continue in Utah, denying a request from the state to halt same-sex weddings until the appeals process plays out.
A day after a judge’s surprise ruling overturned Utah’s same-sex marriage ban, at least one county clerk intended to open early Saturday to issue licenses.