Utah

Utah is the 45th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on Jan. 4, 1896. Its capital and most populous city is Salt Lake City.

Marriage Equality: A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was approved by voters in November 2004. On December 20, 2013, a federal judge found the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and his order that the state cease enforcing its ban took effect immediately. On January 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of the District Court's order pending consideration of the appeal by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals after stays were denied by the District Court and the Tenth Circuit. The case is Kitchen v. Herbert.

For information on state laws relating to LGBT rights, discrimination, hate crimes and adoption, click here.

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Utah to pay outside attorneys $300K to help defend same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, January 16, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah will spend $300,000 to bring in a team of three outside attorneys to help defend the state's same-sex marriage ban before a federal appeals court. [ Read more → ]
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Married same-sex couples in Utah can jointly file state tax returns

Thursday, January 16, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah state officials say newly-married gay and lesbian couples can jointly file their taxes for 2013. [ Read more → ]
Scott Sommerdor, The Salt Lake Tribune (AP)Laurie Wood, left, and Kody Partridge, kiss after being told they are officially married by the Rev. Curtis L. Price in the lobby of the Salt Lake County offices, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Salt Lake City.

Same-sex marriage rulings in Utah, Okla., build momentum

Thursday, January 16, 2014
[caption id="attachment_120864" align="alignleft" width="665"] Scott Sommerdor, The Salt Lake Tribune (AP)Laurie Wood, left, and Kody Partridge, kiss after being told they are officially married by the Rev. Curtis L. Price in the lobby of the Salt Lake County offices, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Salt... [ Read more → ]
Steve C. Wilson, APSupporters of gay marriage fill the rotunda as they gathered to rally at the Utah State Capitol Friday Jan. 10, 2014.

Poll: Utah residents equally split on same-sex marriage

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah residents are now evenly split on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to get state-issued marriage licenses — 48 percent in favor, and 48 percent opposed, according to a new poll for The Salt Lake Tribune. [ Read more → ]
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Md. AG says Utah same-sex marriages are recognized in his state

Monday, January 13, 2014
BALTIMORE -- Maryland's attorney general says he believes recent same-sex marriages legally performed in Utah would be recognized in Maryland. [ Read more → ]
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WATCH: 12-year-old addresses Utah rally on the meaning of marriage and family

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Riley Hackford-Peer, 12, whose two moms were recently able to marry in Utah, addressed hundreds of supporters Friday to speak about the meaning of marriage and family, and the two best days of his life. [ Read more → ]
Steve C. Wilson, APDavida Wegner, center left, and Molly Ryan Butterworth, center right, hold an enlarged copy of their recent marriage license during a rally at the Utah State Capitol in support of gay marriage Friday Jan. 10, 2014 in Salt Lake City. Supporters of gay marriage fill the rotunda as they gathered to rally and deliver a petition with over 58,000 signatures in support of gay marriage to Utah Governor Gary Herbert.

Hundreds rally inside Utah state capitol in support of marriage equality

Friday, January 10, 2014
Just hours after the Obama administration said it would recognize the 1,300 same-sex marriages in Utah, hundreds of marriage equality supporters gathered inside the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday calling on Republican Gov. Gary Herbert to do the same. [ Read more → ]
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Mormon church reminds local leaders they are still opposed to homosexuality

Friday, January 10, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church is telling its local leaders that same-sex wedding ceremonies and receptions are prohibited in their churches. [ Read more → ]
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Federal government says it recognizes Utah same-sex marriages

Friday, January 10, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions in the state on hold. [ Read more → ]
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Utah AG instructs county clerks to finish gay marriage paperwork

Thursday, January 9, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is directing county clerks to complete the paperwork for any same-sex marriages completed before Supreme Court halted the weddings on Monday. [ 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 → ]
Kim Raff, APJ. Seth Anderson, left, and Michael Ferguson were one of the first couples married after a Utah judge declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Dec. 20.

Supreme Court stay complicates marriages of same-sex couples in Utah

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Michael Mathie proposed to his partner Tyler McCraley on Christmas. The next day, they joined the historic rush of same-sex couples getting marriage licenses in Utah. [ Read more → ]
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Utah: ‘Recognition of same-sex marital status ON HOLD until further notice’

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah governor Gary Herbert’s office late Tuesday instructed state agencies not to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples that were solemnized in the 17 days between a federal judge’s ruling to allow same-sex marriage in Utah, and the U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday to stay the ruling pending appeal. [ Read more → ]
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A gay dad’s open letter to the man who refused to eat while gay couples married

Monday, January 6, 2014
These past few years may end up being known as the years of “Conservatives Behaving Badly.” At the end of last year, the Republicans in Congress conducted a massive foot stomping, pout-out and shut down the government because they did not get their way on the previous healthcare bill. In the state of Utah, conservatives were shocked when the justice system intervened on the subject of marriage equality. Now, we have a couple of adult size tantrums playing out publicly... [ Read more → ]
Francisco Kjolseth, The Salt Lake Tribune (AP)Heather, left, and Jax Collins of West Jordan join hundreds of other same-sex couples descending on county clerk offices around the state of Utah last month to request marriage licenses.

Married same-sex couples in Utah in ‘legal limbo’ after Supreme Court stay

Monday, January 6, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — Married same-sex couples in Utah were thrust into legal limbo Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to same-sex marriages in the state, turning jubilation to doubt just weeks after a judge’s ruling sent people rushing to get married. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. Supreme Court grants stay, same-sex marriage on hold in Utah

Monday, January 6, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue. The court issued a brief order blocking any new same-sex unions in the state. [ Read more → ]
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Former sheriff calls for uprising against gays ‘shoving their agenda down our throats’

Sunday, January 5, 2014
A former Arizona sheriff says gays in Utah "are shoving their agenda down our throats" and is calling for an "uprising" against same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Utah’s Weber State University extends benefits to same-sex couples

Sunday, January 5, 2014
OGDEN, Utah — Weber State University says it will extend insurance benefits to spouses of employees in same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
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Utah man goes on hunger strike to demand end to same-sex marriages

Friday, January 3, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah man is on a hunger strike, vowing to go without any food until the state stops allowing same-sex couples to marry. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. Supreme Court reviews Utah’s same-sex marriage law

Friday, January 3, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Legal arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court about Utah's overturned same-sex marriage ban have focused heavily on whether gay and lesbians can be suitable parents, provoking a debate on family values in the Mormon state. [ Read more → ]
Tom Smart, Deseret News (AP)Derek Kitchen, left, and Moudi Sbeity, one of the gay couples that challenged Utah's gay marriage ban, at a celebration rally in Salt Lake City on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.

Lawyers for gay couples ask Supreme Court to allow same-sex unions

Friday, January 3, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Lawyers for three same-sex couples in Utah have filed court papers with the U.S. Supreme Court explaining why gay marriage should be allowed to continue. [ Read more → ]
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Sotomayor ponders stay of order allowing same-sex marriage in Utah

Thursday, January 2, 2014
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is pondering whether to grant a stay of a federal district court’s order that the state of Utah stop enforcing its ban on marriage for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Utah asks U.S. Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages during appeal

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Utah took its fight against gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the high court to suspend same-sex unions that became legal when a judge struck down the state's voter-approved ban. [ Read more → ]
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Utah AFB authorizes same-sex marriage ceremonies

Monday, December 30, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — An Air Force Base in Utah is authorizing ceremonies for same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
Jon Jensen, left, and husband, Jared Reesor said they talked about going elsewhere for their nuptials, maybe Hawaii, but they wanted to be married in their home state of Utah. "We just never expected it to happen so soon.”

Gay in Utah: Hostility and acceptance are both a part of life

Monday, December 30, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah has long been known as a bastion of red-state conservatism with deep roots in the Mormon faith. It's the kind of place that has historically been unwelcoming to gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
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