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Utah governor will follow Supreme Court ruling on marriage recognition

Friday, July 18, 2014
Gov. Gary Herbert (R-Utah)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says if the U.S. Supreme Court decides not to extend an order preventing more than 1,000 same-sex couples from getting state benefits, Utah will recognize the marriages. Herbert's spokesman Marty Carpenter said Friday that the governor has said Utah will abide by any final ruling but he believes the larger legal challenge...

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Utah appeals ruling ordering it to recognize married, same-sex couples

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Utah
Utah has appealed a federal judge's ruling that officials must recognize same-sex marriages that took place in the state after a same-sex marriage ban was overturned. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and state Attorney General Sean Reyes, both Republicans, filed the appeal Wednesday, sending the case to the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Group blasts Utah governor for calling gay marriage the foundation of ‘anarchy’

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Gov. Gary Herbert
SALT LAKE CITY — A gay rights organization is calling on Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to apologize for suggesting homosexuality is a choice and for calling decisions by other state leaders to not defend same-sex marriage bans the "next step to anarchy."

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Utah governor committed to defending state’s same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Gov. Gary Herbert (R-Utah)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he remains committed to defending Utah's same-sex marriage ban, calling decisions by other state leaders to not defend bans the "next step to anarchy."

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Uncertainty lingers for Utah’s married, same-sex couples and their children

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Matthew Barraza, left, and his husband Tony Milner with their son Jesse, are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Utah that claims the state has put hundreds of gay and lesbian couples in legal limbo and prevented them from getting key protections for themselves and their children.
SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal judge's ruling ordering officials to recognize gay marriages that took place in the state after a same-sex marriage ban was overturned marked a key victory for Utah gay and lesbian couples. But it doesn't end their months-long legal limbo.

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Protesters block Utah governor’s office in call for statewide LGBT protections

Monday, February 10, 2014
LGBT rights advocates  block the doors to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's main office on Monday.
SALT LAKE CITY -- About 15 protesters are blocking the doors to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's main office on Monday to call for a statewide anti-discrimination law that protect sexual or gender orientation.

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Utah governor says he’s committed to gay marriage ban, urges respect

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Rick Bowmer, APGov.  Gary Herbert (R-Utah)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert says he's committed to defending Utah's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage but says the issue should be handled with civility and respect.

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Utah governor says he’s open to law allowing civil unions

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Gov. Gary Herbert (R-Utah)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday indicated he'd be open to a law allowing civil unions if Utah citizens pushed for such an option for gay couples in the future.

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Utah governor flooded with calls, letters for and against same-sex marriage

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Steve C. Wilson, APMarriage equality supporters of gay marriage fill the rotunda as they gather to rally at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City to deliver over 58,000 petition signatures in support of same-sex marriage to Utah Governor Gary Herbert Jan. 10, 2014.
SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 2,700 calls, emails and letters flooded the Utah governor's office in the days and weeks after a surprise ruling legalized gay marriage in the state.

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

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Hundreds of same-sex couples wrapped around two floors at the Salt Lake County Complex on Dec.   23 waiting to obtain marriage licenses.
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.

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