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Utah to Appeal Gay Marriage Case to Supreme Court

by Nicholas Riccardi and Brady McCombs
Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
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Plaintiffs Derek Kitchen, left, and his partner, Moudi Sbeity, one of three couples who brought a lawsuit against Utah’s gay marriage ban, celebrate.
Plaintiffs Derek Kitchen, left, and his partner, Moudi Sbeity, one of three couples who brought a lawsuit against Utah’s gay marriage ban, celebrate.  (Source:AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah’s attorney general plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling Wednesday that found states must allow gay couples to marry.

Republican Sean Reyes’ office said in a statement Wednesday it will file a petition to have the country’s highest court review the decision by a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

The office also left open the possibility of requesting a review from the full panel of judges at the 10th Circuit.

The attorney general’s office says even though the 10th Circuit ruling went against Utah, the state is pleased that it moves the important issue one step closer to the Supreme Court.

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  • BOB KELLERMAN, 2014-06-26 01:48:57

    Utah state officials are basically a bunch of hacks who kiss the ass of the Mormon Church, so then don’t even bother trying to reason with him


  • Jonathan Willner, 2014-06-28 00:02:47

    In 30 states LGBT people still have no housing or employment rights. Gay rights is not all about gay marriage.


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