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Utah Same Sex Marriage

Impeding LGBT Parents Does Not Help Children Who Need Families

Adam Pertman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Adam Pertman

All a state is doing when it imposes restrictions is shrinking its pool of prospective parents and, as a result, decreasing the odds that children in its custody will ever live in permanent, loving and successful families.

Supreme Court Grants Utah's Appeal To Stay Gay Marriage Court Order

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

July 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to a request from Utah for an emergency stay of an appeals court order that told the sta...

Oklahoma's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban has been overturned. On Friday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier ruling that struck down t...

Utah Asks SCOTUS For Stay In Case Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

The office of Utah's attorney general has filed an emergency petition to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a stay on a ruling that the state must legally...

Utah Cannot Ban Same-Sex Marriage, Court Rules

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that Utah cannot ban same-sex marriages. "We hold that the Fourteenth Amendment protects the f...

Utah To Fight Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

In May, a federal judge ordered Utah to recognize hundreds of gay marriages performed in December and January. This week, the state said it won't acce...

Federal Judge Orders Utah To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

Utah will be required to recognize gay marriages performed during the short period that they were legal in the state, a federal judge ruled Monday. ...

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

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Lila Shapiro

The Children Get Their Chance To Speak In Utah Gay Marriage Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Utah's ban on gay marriage harms the children of gays and lesbians, despite arguments the state has made to the contrary, according to an amicus brief...

Lila Shapiro

A Mormon Lesbian's Quest For Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On a cold Saturday last month, hundreds of couples swirled around a 6-foot-high cake at a mass wedding reception at a Salt Lake City concert hall, cel...

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

Justine Valinotti | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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!

Overstock Exec Wants Churches Protected From Having To Recognize Gay Marriages

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The executive vice chairman of Utah-based online retailer Overstock.com has raised eyebrows over remarks he made in reference to his state's same-sex ...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Ryan J. Reilly

Holder: Federal Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government will recognize the same-sex marriages that were performed in Utah during a brief window, despite the state govern...

Utah Will Not Recognize Same-Sex Marriages That Have Already Been Performed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The office of Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) said same-sex couples who were married after the state's ban on gay marriage was struck down, but before ...

A Gay Dad's Open Letter to the Man on Hunger Strike Against Same-Sex Marriage

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

Starving yourself to prevent your fellow citizens from marrying is not respectful. Leaving our children without social or legal standing is not kind. Your reference to specific relatives as "practicing a homosexual lifestyle" is dismissive, superficial and, quite frankly, rude.

You'll Never Believe What This Man Is Doing To Stop Gay Marriage In Utah

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It seems like things may have reached a whole new level of crazy in Utah. Trestin Meacham, a 35-year-old Utah man, is allegedly refusing to eat any...

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...

Utah's GOP Governor Backs Same-Sex Unions

UPI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman, backs a proposal that would give same-sex couples the right to civil unions in the state. A spokeswoma...