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Utah AG misses filing deadline in appeal of same-sex marriage ruling

Sean Reyes
Sean Reyes AP

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes missed a filing deadline Monday set by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the state’s appeal of a ruling striking down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

The Utah Attorney General’s Office failed to file preliminary documents in connection with its appeal of a federal court judge’s order that the state must honor and recognize all same-sex marriages performed in Utah after another federal judge’s ruling toppled Utah’s voter-approved ban on such marriages.

A “deficiency notice” filed Monday by the clerk of the 10th Circuit Court in Denver says that state attorneys failed to file a docketing statement, transcript order and notice of appearance in the same-sex recognition case.

“Please correct the stated deficiencies within 10 days of the date of this notice,” states a letter signed by Clerk of Court Elisabeth A. Shumaker. The paperwork is due on July 10, according to the court docket.

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