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What we have to look forward to in 2014

Several cases promise to make 2014 a big year for marriage equality.

Continue 21 Comments December 30, 2013

Further delay for briefing in Nevada same-sex marriage appeal

Briefing in the challenge to Nevada’s same-sex marriage ban has been delayed further. The new request for delay came from the defendants, who haven’t yet filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit appeal. The Ninth Circuit granted the request on December 20, allowing the brief to be filed 30 days from the date that order was issued.

Lambda Legal, who filed the case and brought the appeal on behalf of same-sex couples, filed their opening brief back in October, but the state and the Coalition for the Protection for Marriage, supporters of the marriage amendment who intervened in its defense, have requested several delays since then. The most recent order would have had them filing a brief on December 18, though now they have until late January.

The plaintiffs, same-sex couples, lost the case in district court and appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court is seen as liberal-leaning and pro-marriage equality, having written a now-vacated opinion affirming same-sex marriage in California in the Perry Prop 8 case.

The case is Sevcik v. Sandoval.

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80 Comments December 27, 2013

Three quick Utah updates

Utah marriage licenses shatter records; state employees and same-sex spouses will receive health benefits.

Continue 85 Comments December 27, 2013

All Utah counties now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

All eyes are now on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Continue 15 Comments December 27, 2013

Only one county in Utah is not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Most Utah counties are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Continue 20 Comments December 26, 2013

As couples wed–and are kept from doing so–Utah marriage equality case heads to Supreme Court

As county clerks buck a district court ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court will be the next to weigh in on the case.

Continue 92 Comments December 26, 2013

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