USA, Utah: Attorney General Will Issue an Opinion on Existing Same-Sex Marriages Today

Written by scott on January 8th, 2014

Utah Attorney General Sean ReyesMore than 1300 same-sex couples married in Utah during the brief window when a judge made it legal. Now we’re waiting for the state’s Attorney General to weigh in.

Joe.My.God reports:

The opinion, which is expected to be presented to Governor Gary Herbert on Wednesday, will determine if the state provides services to legally wed same-sex couples pending the appeal. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay same-sex marriages in Utah pending an appeal of Amendment 3 has placed hundreds of couples in a legal gray area. After the Dec. 20 decision declaring it unconstitutional, Governor Gary Herbert directed state agencies to offer services in compliance with a federal judge’s order. But now that the Supreme Court justices have stayed the request, many agencies are wondering if they still must comply.

Given the Attorney General’s expressed hostility toward marriage equality, we’d be surprised if he declared the marriages valid.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  1. tjchase says:

    When will the hatred and bigotry end. These people need to read the constitution and realize what civil rights means. Vote their asses out of office. It is wrong to deny samesex marriage yet allow mormons to have more than one wife, even though they don’t marry all of them. We know it is going on under the radar.

  2. jerry says:

    Sadly, hatred and bigotry will never die. It has been here since the beginning of time and always will be. We have to be thankful for those minorities before us blazing trails in demanding equality in spite of the hate rough roads to that end. Our greatest hope is in our younger voters with a greater acceptance than our older voters.

  3. Zion Moulder says:

    When will this stop? Like, seriously? I don’t want to make gay marriage a big deal, but we have to. I’d choose being gay not being a big deal over having to deal with this ignorance.

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