Attorney General advises clerks on same sex marriage certificates

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) The Utah Attorney General says county clerks should process the paper work of same sex couples who were married before the Supreme Court stay of same sex marriages.

In an order from the Attorney General's website - Sean Reyes writes to county clerks and county attorneys and tells them that marriages that happened between December 20, 2013 and January 6, 2014 were recognized in Utah. He counsels them to "provide marriage certificates to all persons whose marriages were solemnized during this period".

He then writes while "Utah cannot legally recognize marriages other than those between a man and woman" - "same-sex couples" need to have "proper documentation in states that recognize same sex marriages."

According to the order - county clerks had been asking the AG's office for legal guidance on the issue.
To read the entire letter, click here.

More Stories

Latest News

Video Center