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Utah’s AG Speaks at Rally in Favor of Marriage Ban

By Brady McCombs | Friday Apr 11, 2014
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says his defense of Utah’s same-sex marriage ban in a federal appeals court is not motivated by hate.

Utah AG Intervenes To Halt Adoptions By Same-Sex Couples

Friday Apr 11, 2014
The Utah Attorney General is asking a state appeals court to block two adoptions recently approved for same-sex couples.

Judges in Utah Marriage Case Question Lawyers

Thursday Apr 10, 2014
Sharp questioning Thursday by a divided panel of appellate judges considering Utah’s ban on gay marriages showed that, while same-sex marriage has had a remarkable winning streak lately, its legal status remains uncertain.

Judges Hearing Utah Gay Marriage Case Appear Divided

By Nicholas Riccardi | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
A three-judge panel appeared sharply divided during a hearing over whether to uphold a lower court’s ruling that struck down Utah’s ban on gay marriage.

Utah Attorneys Won’t Use Anti-Gay ’Fake Science’ In Appeals Case

By EDGE | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
The widely disputed and oft-discredited study by Professor Mark Regenerus on the alleged negative effects same-sex parenting will not be used by the state of Utah during arguments starting Thursday to uphold its ban on same-sex marriage.

Gay Marriage’s Win Streak Tested in Higher Court

By Brady McCombs and Nicholas Riccardi | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
The gay rights movement’s winning streak in same-sex marriage lawsuits faces its biggest test yet in Denver where a federal appeals court will weigh whether to give an important victory to gay couples’ right to marry or halt their momentum.

Face of Gay Marriage in Utah An Unlikely Pair

By Brady McCombs | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
Derek Kitchen was a teenager still coming to grips with his sexual orientation when yards signs began popping up throughout his suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood in 2004 supporting an amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

Mormon Leader Outlines Opposition To Gay Marriage

By Brady McCombs | Saturday Apr 5, 2014
A Mormon leader is reiterating the church’s opposition to gay marriage. Neil L. Andersen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve that changing definitions of marriage by governments doesn’t change the Lord’s guidance.

Utah Gay Marriage Advocate Group Includes Former DA

Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
A former U.S. Attorney for the state of Utah is heading up a new group advocating for gay marriage in the state.

Utah Defends Same-Sex Marriage Ban

By Hannah Dreier | Sunday Mar 16, 2014
Utah state attorneys tell a federal appeals court that the state’s same-sex marriage ban should be upheld because such matters are best left to states to resolve.