Defending the family

Utah Doesn't Have to Recognize Gay Marriages

The Supreme Court on Friday said Utah is not required to recognize the marriages of roughly 1,000 same-sex couples there while state officials pursue appeals.

The court's order was two sentences long and said only that a lower court's ruling "is stayed pending the final disposition of the appeal" by the federal appeals court in Denver.

The marriages took place between Dec. 20, when Judge Robert J. Shelby of Federal District Court in Salt Lake City struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, and Jan. 6, when the Supreme Court issued a stay blocking that ruling while the decision was appealed.

Read More at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/19/us/supreme-court-utah-same-sex-marriage.html?_r=1

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