SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- (ABC 4 Utah) – Utah's court battle over same-sex marriage will be decided once and for all by the highest court in the land.
"No court—no federal court—should ever interfere with the rights of the state to make that decision,” said Gayle Ruzicka, President of the Utah Eagle Forum
SALT LAKE CITY, (ABC 4 Utah) – The state of Utah asked for a stay in the ongoing court battle over same-sex marriage and it was granted within a matter of hours.
In the 120-page written argument the state is asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold Amendment 3 and leave same–sex marriage up to individual states and their democratic processes.
When a federal judge overturned Utah's ban on same-sex marriage thousands of couples rushed to take advantage of the opportunity, while the state vowed to fight it. Governor Herbert talks about why he feels it's his obligation to defend Amendment 3.
SALT LAKE CITY, (ABC 4 Utah) – Governor Gary Herbert is defending the fight to protect traditional marriage in the state of Utah, but he did say he's open to discussions on civil unions and an anti discrimination bill.
SALT LAKE CITY, (ABC 4 Utah) – Thousands of same-sex couples now know exactly where the state of Utah stands on the validity of their marriages.
SALT LAKE CITY, (ABC 4 Utah) – Attorneys who helped strike down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage filed a response with the highest court in the land Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY, (ABC 4 Utah) – All Utah counties are now on board for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.