“We need people to stand up and speak out. We need to get noisy. We need some outrage,” a conservative blogger told Fox13 News.
From nine to 18 states with marriage equality — with a Supreme Court win that changed the federal government’s treatment of those marriages in June — 2013 was a year of dramatic wins that began the march to the end of the marriage equality project.
After a judge struck down the state’s ban on equal marriage rights for same-sex couples Dec. 20, thousands rushed to get married across Utah, while the state’s governor continued his fight to halt the marriages in court.
Several counties say they’re waiting to hear from the 10th Circuit before they move forward with issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Update: Three of the remaining counties announced Thursday they would begin issuing licenses.
Updated: State officials in Utah have filed an appeal, are seeking a stay from the 10th Circuit, and the plaintiffs have opposed the request for a stay.
Some Utah county clerks opened their doors Monday, allowing same-sex couples to receive marriage licenses in what could be a brief window before a court hearing to consider the state’s emergency appeal to halt the marriages.
“We have been waiting for a long time. Our kids have been waiting.” Joanna and Lindi Barney, who married in Salt Lake City on Friday, are one of hundreds of same-sex couples who tried to marry in the 24 hours after the state’s marriage ban was struck down.
Although the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the emergency request, the trial court in the Utah marriage case is due to hear arguments Monday on the state’s request to stop marriages during the appeal of the case. The same-sex couples’ lawyers respond: “The State Defendants’ trivialize Plaintiffs’ constitutional rights when they argue that a stay ‘at most’ would lead to a delay in their ability to exercise those rights.”
Front pages from across the Beehive State.
“This is happening,” Seth Anderson tweeted Friday about his marriage to Michael Adam Ferguson — the first legal marriage between same-sex couples in the state. This is the only time you’re allowed to live tweet your wedding.
The three men, who were thrilled that they had “modified” Goblin Valley, may face felony charges.
Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York, Jan Brewer of Arizona and Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota announced Friday their states would pay to reopen the national parks.
Guaranteed to put a huge smile on your face. Guaranteed.
Scott Mackintosh wanted to prove a point to his teenage daughter that maybe super-short shorts weren’t exactly appropriate for family night.
Looks as though you’ve crossed into Utah without even realizing it. Don’t panic. We’ll get through this.
A jogger found the stolen dinosaur in an alley early Tuesday morning.
A man was shot in the back of the head at St. James Catholic Church during 11:30 a.m. Mass. Update: The suspect has been taken into custody.
Utah should be its own country.
Friends and family remembered Ricardo Portillo at a wake followed by a religious ceremony Wednesday in Salt Lake City.
Five days to recover from both the run and the attack.
Seven-year-old Arianna couldn’t eat her “broken” hamburger because the waitress cut it in half and Arianna can’t eat cut-in-half hamburgers. Luckily, the staff of a local Utah Chili’s knew what to do.
Hot tip: FLDS stands for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and they’re currently led by Warren Jeffs. Did I mention Warren’s in prison?
The first annual Catdance Film Festival was held in Park City, Utah, this past week, and I was lucky enough to attend. This is what goes down at a film festival dedicated to cats.
The “I Love Drilling” Juice Bar in Vernal, Utah proudly tacks a surcharge on to the smoothies they make for openly liberal customers.
Patricia Polacco’s book, In Our Mothers’ House, is back on the library bookshelves in the Davis School District in Utah. The move came after a lawsuit was filed by the ACLU.
Coach Rick Majerus passed away over the weekend. The program he built, Utah, will honor him in the best way possible.
These animated GIFs were made from vintage turn-of-the-century stereo photographs.
I thought this was a free country!
The Utah delegation used their vote in the roll call of the states to take aim at Mitt Romney’s Olympics and make a “we built that joke.”