Federal judge strikes down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage
Salt Lake City, UT, 20 December 2013 – I’m sure my Mormon neighbors are predicting the end of the world, but the reality is its a small step for mankind to treat one another with respect.
Update from KSL NEWSRADIO: SL District Attorney Sim Gill says he sees no legal reason right now to stop gay marriages. Couples headed to county courthouse. Breaking on KSL
A federal judge in Utah Friday struck down the stateâs ban on same-sex marriage, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitutionâs guarantees of equal protection and due process. âThe stateâs current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in so doing, demean the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason,â wrote U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby. âAccordingly, the court finds …