The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Monday. The three couples, who are not plaintiffs in the case, asked the court to let New York attorney Roberta Kaplan participate in the April 10 hearing on their behalf.
There are already three gay and lesbian Utah couples in the lawsuit that led a federal judge to overturn Utah’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage in late December.
The state is expected to file its first brief in the appeals case late Monday night.
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