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Offline flowers

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Utah won't recognize existing same-sex marriages
« on: January 08, 2014, 04:13:54 PM »
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/01/08/Utah-wont-recognize-existing-same-sex-marriages/UPI-61651389210460/

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Utah officials Wednesday said the state will not recognize same-sex marriages performed before the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a ruling permitting gay marriage.

Derek Miller, chief of staff to Gov. Gary Herbert, sent a letter to state agencies saying existing gay marriages that occurred in the state would be placed "on hold" while the state appealed the high court's stay of a district court judge's ruling overturning a ban on same-sex marriage, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

"Please understand this position is not intended to comment on the legal status of those same-sex marriages," the letter said. "That is for the courts to decide."


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Re: Utah won't recognize existing same-sex marriages
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 04:23:46 PM »
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Re: Utah won't recognize existing same-sex marriages
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 04:25:33 PM »
Neither do I. What a coinkydink.
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