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Utah Defends Same-Sex Marriage Ban

by Hannah Dreier
Sunday Mar 16, 2014

Utah state attorneys tell a federal appeals court that the state's same-sex marriage ban should be upheld because such matters are best left to states to resolve.

The state's brief filed late Friday is the last scheduled filing before the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals holds a hearing on the case April 10.

The state's brief comes in response to arguments made last month by attorneys for three same-sex couples who said the ban has "cemented discrimination" in the state against gays and their children.

The appeals court must decide if it agrees with a federal judge in Utah who in mid-December overturned the ban, saying it violates gay and lesbian couples' rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

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  • Bob K, 2014-03-15 20:30:27

    Yep -- Utah, controlled entirely by mormonity and its minions, will never call Gay rights civil rights. Meanwhile they want their own Gay kids to shut up, marry in the temple, and pop out lots of little moreholes.

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