Utah Marriage Equality Advanced By 10th Circuit Ruling

Written by scott on July 12th, 2014

Utah MapThe Tenth Circuit just ruled in favor of granting benefits to same sex couples married after the state’s ban was struck down.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married in Utah after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in 10 days after a favorable ruling from a federal appeals court. Five months after the ban was struck down, a different federal judge in May ruled the state must lift its ban on benefits – such as child custody – for same-sex couples. The state asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to delay the benefits while the larger issue of the marriage ban makes its way through the courts. On Friday, the 10th Circuit denied Utah’s request for an indefinite delay. Instead, justices gave them until July 21 to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in.

So if the Supremes don’t step in, same sex couples married in Utah will be entitled to full benefits from the state on July 21st.

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