“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.”
Mia Love would be the first black woman in the House Republican caucus. BuzzFeed declined the fundraising ticker.
A man wearing a DIY goat costume was seen on a Utah mountain among wild mountain goats. Works for me.
At Lagoon, in Salt Lake City.
Because Mormons who shouldn’t be drinking it anyway might get offended. Yet it’s made and still for sale in Utah.
Not cool. Benjamin Rutkowski and Kai Christensen were arrested in Utah for Reckless Endangerment when it was discovered they had set trip wires, sharpened sticks and a swinging rock in Provo Canyon Park.
A mysterious company in the disclosure report. [UPDATE: The payments went to Huntsman’s main political advisor, John Weaver, the PAC’s treasurer says.]