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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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Supreme Court has ordered a temporary halt of several district judges' orders requiring the Utah Department of Health to issue birth certificates in same-sex parent adoptions.
SALT LAKE CITY -- A state judge has ordered Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and two state health officials to explain the state's refusal to recognize a same-sex couple's adoption.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Organizers of Utah's biggest parade have turned down a float proposal from a Mormon faith-related LGBT group, citing too much potential for controversy.
A federal judge and a U.S. appeals court have rejected a Tennessee man's motion to intervene in two cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Florida and Utah by seeking to marry his "porn-filled Apple computer."
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General's Office is asking a federal court to allow the Utah Supreme Court to decide whether same-sex couples who married in the state should receive legal benefits associated with marriage.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Legalizing same-sex marriage in Utah would generate an estimated $15.5 million for the state's economy in the first three years, a new report from a California-based think tank shows.
DENVER — A three-judge panel heard arguments Thursday on whether they should uphold separate rulings by two federal judges that threw out same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma.
DENVER -- A three-judge panel appeared sharply divided during a hearing over whether to uphold a lower court's ruling that struck down Utah's ban on gay marriage.
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Attorney General is asking a state appeals court to block two adoptions recently approved for same-sex couples.
DENVER -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Thursday becomes the second federal appeals court to tackle the question of whether statewide laws banning same-sex couples from marrying violate the U.S. Constitution.