Utah, USA: Lawsuit Filed Against Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on March 31st, 2013

Utah Mormon ChurchThe promised lawsuit against Utah’s ban on gay marriage has been filed in district court. The Daily Herald reports:

Plaintiffs in the Utah case include gay and lesbian couples who want to get married, along with a lesbian couple whose Iowa marriage isn’t recognized by Utah…Swallow said marriage is for states to define. “I believe that under our federal constitution the individual states retained the sole right to define the marriage relationship,” Swallow said Tuesday in a statement. “As Attorney General, I swore an oath to defend the Utah Constitution and will do so by defending against this lawsuit with every resource at my disposal.”

The first of many new lawsuits coming if the Supreme Court doesn’t recognize a national right to marriage for same-sex couples.

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