10th Circuit Court Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Utah

Mormon News Report

10th Circuit Court Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Utah

25-June-2014

At 12:15 EST, the 10th Circuit Court in Denver, CO. Many outlets in the Utah area have picked up the story, including KSL, the Deseret News, the Salt Lake Tribune, and KUTV2.

You can find the 108-page decision here.

According to the decision:

Having heard and carefully considered the argument of the litigants, we conclude that, consistent with the United States Constitution, the State of Utah may not do so. We hold that the Fourteenth Amendment protects the fundamental right to marry, establish a family, raise children, and enjoy the full protection of a state’s marital laws. A state may not deny the issuance of a marriage license to two persons, or refuse to recognize their marriage, based solely upon the sex of the persons in the marriage union. For the reasons stated in this opinion, we affirm.

A press conference is expected at noon mountain time (2pm east). KUTV will be streaming the press conference here.

Stay tuned to the Mormon News Report tomorrow morning for the latest information.

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  • Michelle says:

    Good afternoon Richie,
    I’m (not so patiently) waiting to hear the special news that you said would be posted today. Maybe I misheard but I thought you said to check the podcast on Friday for a special surprise. I know you’re really busy right now especially with your day job but I thought I’d send a quick note so see if I was in the wrong or if you just hadn’t gotten that posted yet.

    Thanks for all your hard work,
    Michelle