Federal judge denies request to halt same-sex marriages in Utah
AP: A federal judge has denied Utah attorney general’s request to halt same-sex marriages in the state.
U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby’s decision came three days after he overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it is unconstitutional. Utah lawyers are expected to ask a higher court to put the process on hold.
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Photo: In this Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, file photo, Chris Serrano, left, and Clifton Webb embrace after being married, as people wait in line to get licenses outside of the marriage division of the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office in Salt Lake City. (Kim Raff / AP Photo)