COUPLES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COUPLES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Letter of the week: Don’t forget transgender in marriage debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198125-82/marriage-transgender-equality-gender.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198125-82/marriage-transgender-equality-gender.html.csp">Letter of the week: Don’t forget transgender in marriage debate</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:44.882-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I don’t like how marriage equality is being increasingly framed as a gay and lesbian issue. It’s also a transgender issue, and it benefits heterosexual couples. My wife and I, while being lesbian, are also transgender, were married on Dec. 30, 2013. Marriages in which one or both persons is transgender have been subject to interpretation by the judge or clerk. Because someone who transitions has a sex they were born with and a gender they transitioned to, the gender of the person is frequently ...</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> 58198125@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:44 MDT Supreme Court grants stay in Utah marriage recognition case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198948-78/utah-sex-court-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198948-78/utah-sex-court-state.html.csp">Supreme Court grants stay in Utah marriage recognition 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="2014-07-18T22:07:00.797-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Same-sex couples who wed in Utah during a 17-day window will have to continue to wait before they can receive spousal benefits. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted Utah’s request to issue an emergency order preventing the state from recognizing the more than 1,000 same-sex marriages performed in December. The order, which was issued about 3 p.m., said that U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball’s May ruling in the Evans v. Utah case — which said that Utah must recognize those marriages and give ...</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> 58198948@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:07:00 MDT Q&A: 10th Circuit on same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58198370-90/oklahoma-utah-court-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58198370-90/oklahoma-utah-court-marriage.html.csp">Q&A: 10th Circuit on same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma</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="2014-07-19T11:09:15.259-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the second time, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that states outlawing same-sex marriages are violating citizens’ rights. The first decision came in Utah’s historic case last month. On Friday, the same three-judge panel came to the same conclusion in Oklahoma’s appeal. In the latest ruling, the judges noted that though some facts and arguments presented in the Oklahoma case differ from Utah’s, their “core holding” is not affected by those differences. “State bans on the lic...</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> 58198370@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:09:15 MDT 10th Circuit rules for gay marriage in Oklahoma case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198033-68/marriage-court-oklahoma-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198033-68/marriage-court-oklahoma-gay.html.csp">10th Circuit rules for gay marriage in Oklahoma case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T12:44:21.015-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 12:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, marking the second time it has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage. The decision from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a ruling that struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban. But the court immediately put its decision on hold pending an appeal, meaning same-sex couples won’t be allowed to marry in the state for now. The 2-1 ruling comes after the same three-judge panel ruled...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581980332014-07-18T12:44:21.015-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T12:44:21.015-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198033@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:44:21 MDT Colorado gay couples wed but on shaky legal ground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173656-68/colorado-gay-legal-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58173656-68/colorado-gay-legal-state.html.csp">Colorado gay couples wed but on shaky legal ground</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SADIE GURMAN and COLLEEN SLEVIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T09:37:01.843-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A third Colorado county is issuing marriage licenses to gay couples even though the legal fight on the issue isn’t over in the state. Pueblo County began handing out licenses on Friday. On Thursday, Denver joined Boulder County in issuing the licenses after a state judge refused to stop the Boulder clerk. Colorado’s 2006 gay marriage ban remains on the books. But the judge said it is “hanging on by a thread” following a recent appeals court ruling and another state court ruling this wee...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581736562014-07-11T09:37:01.843-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T09:37:01.843-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173656@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:37:01 MDT Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58171653-68/marriage-colorado-gay-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58171653-68/marriage-colorado-gay-judge.html.csp">Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T10:55:37.643-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 10:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state’s gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday. The decision added to the national confusion over same-sex marriage, as the judge said a county clerk can continue giving marriage licenses to gay couples despite what the state’s attorney general calls “legal chaos” as the issue makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. An hour after the ruling, Denver’s clerk said she would join her counterpart in the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581716532014-07-11T10:55:37.643-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T10:55:37.643-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58171653@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:55:37 MDT Colorado’s gay marriage fight echoes drama in 1975 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58165249-68/gay-rorex-hall-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58165249-68/gay-rorex-hall-marriage.html.csp">Colorado’s gay marriage fight echoes drama in 1975</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By COLLEEN SLEVIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T09:23:01.695-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 09:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boulder, Colo. • Nearly 40 years ago, a newly elected, miniskirt-wearing feminist in Colorado stumbled into history when a gay couple denied a marriage license sought her help instead. While the college town of Boulder has a liberal reputation now, it was deeply divided over gay rights in 1975, and few, including Clela Rorex, had thought about same-sex couples marrying. Seeing a parallel with the women’s movement and finding nothing in the law to prevent it, the 31-year-old county clerk agreed a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581652492014-07-09T09:23:01.695-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T09:23:01.695-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165249@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:23:01 MDT The best kind of family? That ain’t the way I heared it ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58158197-82/family-hate-sex-utm.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58158197-82/family-hate-sex-utm.html.csp">The best kind of family? That ain’t the way I heared it ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T18:00:03.527-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 06:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">So you can go with this: — World Congress of Families is not a hate group — Paul Mero | For The Salt Lake Tribune “ ... The World Congress of Families is about one thing and one thing only: A celebration that family is the fundamental unit of society. Its longstanding statement on family is pulled directly from Article 16-3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations — hardly a ‘hate group’ ...” Or you can go with that: — Largest-ever study of same-sex couples’ kids finds...</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> 58158197@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:00:03 MDT Mormon, Catholic leaders in Utah laud Hobby Lobby ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58134601-78/church-catholic-religious-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58134601-78/church-catholic-religious-lds.html.csp">Mormon, Catholic leaders in Utah laud Hobby Lobby ruling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T07:51:47.466-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 07:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Several Utah faiths — including Catholicism, which opposes all forms of artificial birth control, and Mormonism, which does not — hailed Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby’s favor as a clear victory for religious freedom. “In its ruling, the Supreme Court reaffirmed vital constitutional protections for our individual right to fully form our own conscience,” Bishop John C. Wester, leader of the state’s 300,000 Catholics, said in a statement. “The narrow ruling recognizes that private...</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> 58134601@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:51:47 MDT