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Utah Marriage Equality

The Power of Learned Optimism

Marina Gomberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

My wife, Elenor, and I are among the plaintiffs in one of Utah's two marriage equality lawsuits ping-ponging its way up the judicial system. Our case is seeking the State's recognition of the roughly 1,300 couples who married this last winter.

Big Win For Gay Rights

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY, July 11 (Reuters) - A federal circuit court on Friday denied Utah's bid to further block legal recognition of about 1,300 same-sex wed...

Utah Will Try to Save Its Anti-Gay Marriage Ban This Thursday (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 06.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-04-07-ScreenShot20140407at5.56.33PMsmall.pngProponents of the ban are likely to trot out the same discredited arguments that have failed in other cases; those claims range from "preserving tradition" to "protecting children," and lately courts haven't found them very persuasive.

Apparently I Am Just Like a White Supremacist, and I Am Very Thankful to Nevada for Showing Me That

Justine Valinotti | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

So let's see: White supremacists "engrafted anti-miscegenation rules onto the marriage institution." White supremacists thus changed the definition of marriage. Gays want to do the same. Ergo, those who want same-sex marriages are no different from white supremacists!

Gay Sundance Attendees Get BIG Romantic Surprise

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Though they are not considered legally married in Utah, several gay and lesbian couples were feted with a wedding celebration...

George Takei: Utah Is 'Bringing Harm' To State's Citizens By Not Recognizing Gay Marriages

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

"Star Trek" actor George Takei is mincing few words when it comes to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's controversial decision not to recognize the more than 1,...

What It Means to Be LGBTQ in Utah (And Why We'll Be OK)

Marina Gomberg | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

It's not easy to be different, nor is it easy to be patient, or disregarded, treated unfairly, misunderstood, left to fend for ourselves, even feared and hated. But that is or has been the experience of many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people here in Utah.

Court Again Smacks Down Utah Request For Emergency Ban On Gay Marriage

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a second request by the state of Utah to put an emergency block on same-sex marriages in the state...