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Utah Defends Freezing Benefits for Gay Couples

By Brady McCombs | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Utah state attorneys told a federal judge that it is reasonable to freeze benefits for more than 1,000 newly married gay and lesbian couples because their rights are not permanently vested until an appeal court rules on the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

Hearing for Gay Couples Suing Utah Over Benefits

By Brady McCombs | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
A federal judge is set to hear arguments Wednesday morning from four same-sex couples suing Utah over its decision to stop granting benefits to newly married gay couples.

Ask Lambda Legal: Utah Marriages

By EDGE | Monday Mar 10, 2014
What is the status of those gay couples married in Utah last year? In January, the Supreme Court stopped marriages. How serious is the problem?

Gay Rights Protesters Return to Utah Capitol

By Michelle L. Price | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Protesters pushing for Utah to adopt a statewide anti-discrimination law protecting sexual and gender orientation are returning to the state Capitol three weeks after they were arrested for blocking entrances to committee rooms.

Utah Defends Freeze on Benefits for Gay Couples

By Brady McCombs | Saturday Mar 1, 2014
Utah officials say in a new court filing that they have no choice but to put a freeze on granting benefits to newly married gay couples until a federal appeals court rules on the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

Utah Lawmakers Hear Gay Struggles, Fears

By Michelle L. Price | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
In an emotional gathering marked by tears, hugs and handshakes, a bipartisan group of more than Utah 20 lawmakers and officials met Wednesday night to hear gay and transgender people share personal experiences with discrimination.

Couples: Gay Marriage Ban ’Cements Discrimination’

Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Attorneys for three gay and lesbian couples have filed a brief with an appeals court contesting Utah’s gay marriage ban, which a federal judge overturned in December.

Religious Groups Join, Fight Gay Marriage in Court

By Brady McCombs | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
A coalition of religious organizations has come together to urge a federal appeals court to uphold same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma, saying unions between a man and woman are best for children, families and society.

Gay Rights Protesters Block Doors at Utah Capitol

Monday Feb 10, 2014
About 15 protesters blocked the doors to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s main office Monday to call for a statewide anti-discrimination law that protects sexual or gender orientation.

Mormon Church to Weigh in on Gay Marriage Ban

By Brady McCombs | Monday Feb 10, 2014
The Mormon church and a coalition of religious organizations plan to file an argument to a federal appeals court explaining why they believe Utah’s same-sex marriage ban should stand.