December 20, 2013
A federal district court judge has just declared that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The ruling comes after this month’s oral arguments in the challenge.
The decision is here.
There is no stay of the judge’s decision, so couples can apply for marriage licenses immediately. This is the first time a federal court has declared a same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional since the Supreme Court decided the Windsor decision striking down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It’s also the first time it has happened in a red state.
EqualityOnTrial will have more updates soon…
Thanks to Kathleen Perrin for this filing