Monday, December 23, 2013
A federal judge has ruled that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Judge Robert J. Shelby of the United States District Court for the District of Utah issued a ruling saying that the 2004 constitutional amendment Utah voters approved violates same-sex couples’ rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th amendment. This decision marks a drastic shift toward gay marriage in a conservative state.
See Niraj Chokshi, Federal Judge Rules Utah’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional, The Washington Post, Dec. 20, 2013.
Special thanks to Laura Galvan (Attorney, San Antonio, Texas) for bringing this article to my attention.