10th Circuit Court Says States Can’t Ban Gay Marriage

In a ruling that strikes down gay marriage ban in Oklahoma, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said today that the 14th Amendment protects same-sex couples’ right to marry. The decision is in the Utah case, which  was considered on a fast track with the Oklahoma case. In both cases, federal judges struck down…

10th Circuit arguments on gay marriage ban focus on family, fairness

As red numerals ticked away the minutes on a digital timer, lawyers fielded a barrage of questions from three federal appeals-court judges considering Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. In a rapid-fire series of exchanges, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges repeatedly interrupted the lawyers and, at times, even one another. They directed Thursday’s…

U.S. Court Seems Split on Utah Gay Marriage Ban

DENVER — The push for same-sex marriage, which has celebrated victory after victory in courtrooms across the country, entered an uncertain stage on Thursday as a federal appeals court appeared divided about whether the socially conservative state of Utah could limit marriage to a man and a woman. In an hour of arguments inside a…

BREAKING: Utah Gov. Strips Marriage Rights from Lawfully Wed Same-Sex Couples

Today Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s office directed state agencies not to recognize as valid the legal marriages of same-sex couples performed after a federal court ruled in favor of marriage equality in December.  Human Rights Campaign (HRC) president Chad Griffin issued the following statement: “Today’s decision harms hundreds of Utah families and denies them the…