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Focusing on the Families: Utah's Same-Sex Marriages Strengthens Families
February 19, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnists Kaley Lentini and Lenore Montanaro, Western New England University School of Law Class of 2014 and Class of 2015, discuss Utah's recent case that strikes down its anti same-sex marriage law..."There is no rational connection between Utah's prohibition of same-sex marriage and....... [more]

Utah state attorneys file brief in same-sex marriage appeal
February 6, 2014
Attorneys for the State of Utah seeking to overturn a federal court decision that struck down a state ban on gay marriage filed a brief on Tuesday with the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In December a judge for the US District Court for the District of Utah struck down the state's same....... [more]

ACLU challenges Utah's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages
January 22, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in conjunction with a private law firm, filed a lawsuit in the Third Judicial District Court for the State of Utah Salt Lake County on Tuesday on behalf of four same-sex married couples in Utah. The couples were legally married in Utah after a judge for....... [more]

Airborne Emissions in the National Commons: Comments on EME Homer City Generation
January 21, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist John Robinson Jr., University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Class of 2014 discusses the consolidated cases of EPA v. EME Homer City Generation and American Lung Association v. EME Homer City Generation, and the EPA's efforts to address cross-state air pollution...The US....... [more]

Utah same-sex marriages to be recognized by federal government
January 10, 2014
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that the federal government will recognize the marriages that took place while same-sex marriage was briefly allowed in the state of Utah. In the 18 days that same-sex marriage was legal in Utah, approximately 1,300 couples were wed. Holder confirmed....... [more]

Utah governor directs Cabinet not to recognize same-sex marriages
January 9, 2014
The office of Utah Governor Gary Herbert on Tuesday sent an e-mail to state Cabinet members, directing them to place legal recognition of same-sex marriages within the state on hold until further notice. This directive comes as a result of Monday's decision by the US Supreme Court to temporarily bl....... [more]

Supreme Court puts temporary hold on Utah same-sex marriage
January 6, 2014
The US Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in Utah. The Utah Attorney General filed an application for stay with the court last week to block same-sex marriages pending the state's appeal of a US district judge's December 20 decision striking down t....... [more]

Utah same-sex marriage supporters urge Supreme Court to reject stay request
January 5, 2014
The respondents challenging Utah's ban on same-sex marriage on Friday filed a brief with the US Supreme Court opposing the state's request to stay the district court's ruling striking down the ban pending appeal. The respondents argue that the state must meet an "especially high burden," because it....... [more]

Utah AG asks Supreme Court to stay same-sex marriage order
January 2, 2014
The Utah Attorney General filed an application for stay with the US Supreme Court on Tuesday to block same-sex marriages pending the state's appeal of a US district judge's December 20 decision striking down the state's ban. Three similar applications to the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit....... [more]

Federal judge rejects Utah state request to block same-sex marriages
December 23, 2013
A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of Utah on Monday rejected a request from lawyers for the state of Utah to block same-sex marriages from occurring in the state. Over 100 weddings have been held since Utah's ban on same-sex marriage was overturned on Friday by U.S. District....... [more]

Federal judge strikes down Utah ban on same-sex marriage
December 21, 2013
US District Court for the District of Utah on Friday ruled that Utah's constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage violate due process and equal protection guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. Constitutional Amendment 3, which amended Utah's constitution to def....... [more]




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