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Federal Court Strikes Down Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gay rights, law, u.s., politics, goodnews )

- 1581 days ago -
A federal judge has struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, saying it's unconstitutional.

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David C (133)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 8:39 am
good news!

Sue H (7)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 9:20 am
Bravo! Green stars and a Hug to Judge Robert J. Shelby!!

Sheila D (194)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 9:39 am
Finally a judge with some intelligence, and freedom from the archaic beliefs spouted by the Religious Extremists.

Ondine J (134)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 12:55 pm
Great news,thanks for posting Cal

Winn A (179)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 7:43 pm

Giana P (398)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 12:30 am
Good news, thanks Cal!

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 1:55 am
Well, Federal Court Strikes Down Most of Utah's Statute Banning Polygamy in the same week, why not post that as well.

Alan L (91)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 2:00 am
This one is HUGE!

ewoud k (68)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 3:12 am
In fact, looks like the only logical outcome of a lawsuit like this.

Well done Judge Shelby!

Thanks Cal!

Les M (3)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 4:36 am
why, why, why is this still in the news?! equal rights is just plain right and we shouldn't have to (if ever) continue debating it in the courts.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 6:50 am
Same-sex marriage in Mormon Country ~ now that's justice!

Jonathan H (0)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 7:48 am

Ruth Ann W (198)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 9:51 am
Tis the season for miracles! I say, hallelujah. Doing the happy dance for ANYONE who wants to get married. Gay, straight, lesbian, crazy, stupid, angry, Republican or Democrat

Mitchell D (104)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 10:16 am
Les M., you are so right!
Ruth Ann, I share your enthusiasm.

. (0)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 10:27 am
Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Mitchell D (104)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 10:37 am
Too bad the courts can't stop the stupid Trophy wolf hunt in Utah, as well!
Tangentially, as we are now in the Utah of our minds, it is too bad the Mormons will not recognize that their religion is based on Joseph Smith's sociopathic tendencies: see Karen Armstong's "A History of God."

Lois J (63)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 11:29 am
Noted. Thanks for posting the good news, Cal.
I understand that since this is a federal decision, it may very well affect other states, and in all marriages throughout the U.S., gender will no longer be an issue. Seems like UT found a "soft spot" at this time, since they also "found for the defendant, Kody Brown" in his case for polygamy. What will UT do next??? Seems like they found a real Progressive streak coming out here, and I'm glad of it!

Roger G (154)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 12:00 pm
noted, thanks

Robert O (12)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 1:37 pm
Awesome news! Equality for all! Down with bigotry and intolerance. Thanks Cal.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 1:38 pm
Good news, thank you.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 1:41 pm
Good news

S J (130)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 5:11 pm
good news indeed, congratulation! my friends. thanks Cal

Hilary S (65)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 5:23 pm
good luck to those dauntless souls who have battled on on this issue

Lynn P (141)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 6:13 pm
Great to read this! Thanks Cal!

Rhonda B (106)
Monday December 23, 2013, 4:10 am

Michael A (28)
Monday December 23, 2013, 9:18 pm
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