COUPLES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COUPLES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah rally: Same-sex marriage would hurt children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58428978-90/sex-marriage-utah-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58428978-90/sex-marriage-utah-case.html.csp">Utah rally: Same-sex marriage would hurt children</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T08:27:55.992-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 08:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They were there for the children. Their own, others’, those who haven’t been born yet — even the children of gay couples. Supporters of man-woman marriage holding signs declaring “biology is not bigotry” and “two moms don’t equal a dad” cheered long and loud as conservative activist Mary Summerhays projected on a screen images of same-sex couples and their children. “This child has a mother,” she said, as an image of Matthew Baraza and Tony Milner filled the screen. In it, the two men were hold...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428978@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:27:55 MDT Supreme court to look at Utah’s same-sex marriage case, 4 others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58399094-90/court-marriage-sex-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58399094-90/court-marriage-sex-case.html.csp">Supreme court to look at Utah’s same-sex marriage case, 4 others</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T08:15:04.655-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Sept. 29, the U.S. Supreme Court announced, it will take its first look at five states’ same-sex marriage cases and discuss which — if any — the nine justices would take. The high court, which will convene for a private conference before its session begins in October, distributed the seven gay marriage petitions it has received to the justices, according updated docket information Wednesday. Utah’s case — the landmark Kitchen v. Herbert lawsuit that became the first to see a federal judge ap...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399094@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:15:04 MDT Sunstein: Greatest win for gay marriage is just two words http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58382520-82/sex-marriage-posner-couples.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58382520-82/sex-marriage-posner-couples.html.csp">Sunstein: Greatest win for gay marriage is just two words</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cass R. Sunstein</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T18:03:04.229-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 06:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The movement for marriage equality Thursday received its greatest legal victory. Judge Richard Posner, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, wrote a powerful opinion ordering Indiana and Wisconsin to recognize same-sex marriages. In the process, he eviscerated the states’ efforts to defend their discriminatory laws. The author matters in this case. Posner was appointed by Ronald Reagan, and he isn’t known for favoring an active judicial role or for thinking that courts should pro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58382520@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:03:04 MDT At a glance: Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388200-68/marriage-gay-hawaii-ban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58388200-68/marriage-gay-hawaii-ban.html.csp">At a glance: Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T07:57:02.588-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 07:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Judges have been striking down gay marriage bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year invalidated the core of a federal law that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman for determining federal benefits. Three more state bans are at issue Monday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers the marriage laws of Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. A total of 19 states — including Hawaii — and Washington D.C. now allow gay marriages. Here are ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583882002014-09-08T07:57:02.588-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T07:57:02.588-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388200@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:57:02 MDT Utah plaintiffs ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58347561-78/court-utah-couples-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58347561-78/court-utah-couples-marriage.html.csp">Utah plaintiffs ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T22:24:31.084-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the three gay couples who on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up Utah’s same-sex marriage appeal, it’s no longer just about Utah. Having won at the district court, and then the federal appeals court, the three plaintiff couples in Utah’s historic Kitchen v. Herbert lawsuit are ready to go to the nation’s high court and put it all on the line. Win here, and the couples would legalize same-sex marriage throughout the country; lose and, Utah has said, the state would revert back ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347561@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:24:31 MDT Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where Utah and other states stand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339991-68/state-court-appeals-ban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339991-68/state-court-appeals-ban.html.csp">Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where Utah and other states stand</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments Tuesday on cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. Gay couples can marry in 19 states and the District of Columbia. A look at where cases pending in other states stand: ——— — ARKANSAS: A state judg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583399912014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339991@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:09:50 MDT U.S. Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58319071-68/court-marriage-virginia-sex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58319071-68/court-marriage-virginia-sex.html.csp">U.S. Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T20:20:31.309-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Same-sex couples will have to forget their plans to marry in Virginia — at least for now — after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban. The nation’s highest court granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to delay a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond that would have allowed for same-sex couples to marry beginning Thursday morning. The state would have also ha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583190712014-08-20T20:20:31.309-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T20:20:31.309-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319071@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:20:31 MDT Utah reinforces call for more time in same-sex marriage recognition appeal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58318294-90/utah-court-sex-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58318294-90/utah-court-sex-case.html.csp">Utah reinforces call for more time in same-sex marriage recognition appeal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T22:30:56.467-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah reinforced its argument to a federal appeals court Wednesday in asking for 30 extra days to appeal a judge’s order that the state extend spousal benefits to same-sex couples who married in Utah during a brief window when such unions were legal. Its most recent brief, which more thoroughly fleshes out the state’s argument for why its filing deadline should be moved from Sept. 22 to Oct. 22, acknowledges that the plaintiffs in the case — four gay and lesbian couples — believe they are being ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318294@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:30:56 MDT ACLU opposes time extension in Utah’s same-sex recognition case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313106-78/utah-state-court-sex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313106-78/utah-state-court-sex.html.csp">ACLU opposes time extension in Utah’s same-sex recognition case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T22:18:58.284-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Four gay and lesbian couples asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to deny Utah extra time to appeal a judge’s order requiring the state to offer spousal benefits to same-sex couples married in Utah. The longer the appeal is dragged out, the couples’ attorney said, the more harm will be done. “There are families who face financial, emotional and dignitary harms every single day [Utah] refuses to recognize their marriages,” wrote John Mejía, counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Uta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313106@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:18:58 MDT Utah asks for more time to file in same-sex marriage benefits case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310323-78/utah-state-sex-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310323-78/utah-state-sex-case.html.csp">Utah asks for more time to file in same-sex marriage benefits case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T22:17:16.454-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Attorney’s General Office has asked for an extension to file its appeal of a judge’s order that requires the state to offer spousal benefits to same-sex couple who were married in Utah last December. According to a brief filed Monday with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, state attorneys are asking to have until Oct. 22 — a month extension from the previous Sept. 22 deadline set by the court — to file its appeal in the Evans v. Utah case. Attorneys are asking for the extensi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310323@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:17:16 MDT Court sets deadline for Utah’s same-sex recognition filing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289610-90/utah-state-sex-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289610-90/utah-state-sex-court.html.csp">Court sets deadline for Utah’s same-sex recognition filing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T22:16:52.745-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 10:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah has little more than a month to file its appeal of a judge’s order that the state extend spousal benefits to same-sex couples married in Utah during a brief window when such unions were legal. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered Utah to file its appeal in the case by Monday, Sept. 22. It’s a relatively quick turnaround for a case that holds more than 1,200 same-sex marriages in the balance. The suit, Evans v. Utah, was brought by four plaintiff couples who married in the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289610@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:16:52 MDT Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unwavering http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279018-68/nebraska-sex-marriage-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279018-68/nebraska-sex-marriage-state.html.csp">Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unwavering</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARGERY A. BECK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T11:31:02.258-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Omaha, Neb. • As state bans on same-sex marriages fall across the country, some Nebraska officials are holding strong to that state’s status of having one of the nation’s most restrictive laws, which affects some of the most basic aspects of gay couples’ lives — from driver’s licenses to parenting rights. Nebraska voters passed a state constitutional amendment in 2000 banning same-sex marriages, civil unions or even legalized domestic partnerships, and it has withstood all legal challenges. The ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279018@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:31:02 MDT Op-ed: Utah’s same-sex marriage case headed toward the history books http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58276191-82/marriage-state-utah-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58276191-82/marriage-state-utah-court.html.csp">Op-ed: Utah’s same-sex marriage case headed toward the history books</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul C. Burke, Brett L. Tolman and John W. Mackay</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T17:10:02.638-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The case against Utah’s Amendment 3 is poised to make American history. Last week, after both the federal district court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Utah’s ban on marriage by same-sex couples, Utah made its final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The challengers to Amendment 3, having bolstered their legal team with President Obama’s former Solicitor General, quickly announced that they will join the state in calling for a national ruling from the Supreme Court. Attorney ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276191@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:10:02 MDT Utah same-sex marriage proponents also want Supreme Court review http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58271875-90/utah-court-state-plaintiffs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58271875-90/utah-court-state-plaintiffs.html.csp">Utah same-sex marriage proponents also want Supreme Court review</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T12:42:19.493-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 12:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s no coincidence that victors rarely ask for a rematch. When you’ve won, traditional wisdom says, walk away. But for the Utah couples attempting to topple a state ban on same-sex marriage once and for good, there will be no turning back until their case — or one like it — lands at the U.S. Supreme Court. Lawyers for the three plaintiff couples announced Thursday that they will join with Gov. Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes in calling for the Supreme Court to hear their case. It...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271875@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:42:19 MDT Letter: Weed out unstable adoptive parents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267425-82/parents-child-tests-unstable.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267425-82/parents-child-tests-unstable.html.csp">Letter: Weed out unstable adoptive parents</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T17:20:59.45-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While everyone is focusing on whether or not homosexual couples should adopt children. There is something far more critical happening that should be getting our attention. People adopting children in the United States are not required to take a background check or a drug test. That should shock you. Anyone who is married can adopt a child or become a foster parent. Some of these couples are probably the best thing to ever happen to these children. Some are not. The reason behind not taking th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267425@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:20:59 MDT Judges weigh gay marriage cases from 4 states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58271646-68/states-sutton-marriage-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58271646-68/states-sutton-marriage-gay.html.csp">Judges weigh gay marriage cases from 4 states</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AMANDA LEE MYERS and BRETT BARROUQUERE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T10:28:02.677-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cincinnati • Judges Martha Craig Daughtrey and Deborah L. Cook made it clear fairly quickly they stood on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate. Their colleague, Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, however, gave fewer hints as to where he may come down when the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decides the fate of gay marriage bans in four states. The cases heard Wednesday pit states’ rights and conservative values against what plaintiffs’ attorneys say is a fundamental right to marry under the U....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582716462014-08-07T10:28:02.677-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T10:28:02.677-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271646@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:28:02 MDT Gay marriage-ban challenges: Where Utah and other states stand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58262957-68/state-gay-court-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58262957-68/state-gay-court-marriage.html.csp">Gay marriage-ban challenges: Where Utah and other states stand</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T15:47:51.325-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since last summer, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges to overturn them, and a federal Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will hear arguments Wednesday on cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. Gay couples can marry in 19 states and the District of Columbia. A look at where cases pending in other states sta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582629572014-08-05T15:47:51.325-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T15:47:51.325-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58262957@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:47:51 MDT Gay couples denied marriage licenses in S.Carolina http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246130-68/marriage-gay-couples-carolina.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246130-68/marriage-gay-couples-carolina.html.csp">Gay couples denied marriage licenses in S.Carolina</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T19:23:51.158-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 07:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Greenville, S.C. • Five same-sex couples have been turned down for marriage licenses in a South Carolina county. The couples had expected their requests would be rejected Wednesday in Greenville County because the state’s ban on gay marriage still stands. The couples are part of Campaign for Southern Equality’s “We Do” project. Supporters of gay marriage get together for a rally and request marriage licenses they know will be turned down. This was the third event in Greenville County. Similar ev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582461302014-07-31T19:23:51.158-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T19:23:51.158-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246130@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:23:51 MDT Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder while it considers appeal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238355-68/court-boulder-gay-licenses.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238355-68/court-boulder-gay-licenses.html.csp">Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder while it considers appeal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IVAN MORENO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T08:19:22.088-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 08:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state’s attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday. The court ruling was in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get Boulder’s clerk to stop giving marriage licenses to gay couples. The same court previously ruled in Suthers’ favor in ordering Denver to stop issuing licenses, but ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582383552014-07-30T08:19:22.088-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T08:19:22.088-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238355@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:19:22 MDT