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Monday, December 23, 2013

U.S. Judge Rules Utah's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional


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.  


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