January 14, 2014
Washington state’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, and Maine’s attorney general, Janet Mills, confirmed the decision.
The Supreme Court stayed recognition of Utah’s same-sex marriages pending the outcome of the Tenth Circuit appeal, creating a situation that has left many same-sex marriages (some reports have the number at well over a thousand) in legal doubt. The state considers the marriages “on hold”, and has not directly addressed whether they’re valid under state law, leaving that decision ultimately up to the courts. And the ACLU of Utah is filing a class-action lawsuit to ensure the marriages are fully recognized by the state.
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