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Utah governor signs bill allowing officials to refuse to officiate marriages

Friday, March 20, 2015
Gov. Gary Herbert (R-Utah)
The measure signed by Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday requires a county clerk's office to designate someone to marry all couples if the clerk opts out. [...]

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Utah governor signs Mormon church backed LGBT anti-discrimination bill

Thursday, March 12, 2015
After signing it, Gov. Gary Herbert holds up a copy of a bill at the Capitol, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The bill that protects Utah's LGBT residents while also ensuring religious rights became law amid a cheering crowd that contained both clergy and gay rights activists.
The law protects LGBT Utah residents from discrimination in housing and employment — a step activists have been pushing for years — while also creating exemptions for religious organizations and protecting religious speech in the workplace. [...]

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Utah governor: Legislation to protect gay rights must also protect religious liberties

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Gov. Gary Herbert (R-Utah)
Gov. Gary Herbert used his sixth annual State of the State address Wednesday night to call on Utah lawmakers to ensure the state protects religious rights in the upcoming legislative session. [...]

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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 [...]

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

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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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 [...]

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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
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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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