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Rick Bowmer, APMatthew Barraza, left, and his husband Tony Milner (with their son Jesse) are plaintiffs in a federal challenge over Utah's decision to stop granting benefits to newly married same-sex couples.

Utah tells judge it is justified in freezing marriage rights for same-sex couples

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah state attorneys told a federal judge Wednesday 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. [ Read more → ]

Utah defends freeze on benefits for married, same-sex couples

Friday, February 28, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — 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. [ Read more → ]
Matthew Barraza and Tony Milner, with their 4-year-old son, Jesse, are plaintiffs in the ACLU suit against Utah.

ACLU sues Utah for not recognizing same-sex couples’ marriages

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY --The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the state of Utah over its decision to stop granting new benefits to hundreds of newly married same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Hundreds of same-sex couples wrapped around two floors at the Salt Lake County Complex on Dec.   23 waiting to obtain marriage licenses.

Advocacy groups mobilize to support married, same-sex couples in Utah

Thursday, January 9, 2014
LGBT advocacy groups on Thursday began mobilizing efforts in response to Utah governor Gary Herbert's announcement Wednesday that the state was putting "on hold" the recognition of same-sex unions performed after a federal judge ruled against Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

ACLU warns Utah schools: Banning same-sex couples at school functions ‘unconstitutional’

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The ACLU of Utah has sent a warning to the state's school district superintendents, cautioning them that banning same sex couples from being attending proms, dances and other school functions violates their constitutional rights. [ Read more → ]
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