MARRIAGE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MARRIAGE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: Utahns coming to accept the inevitability of same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58318226-82/marriage-sex-com-legal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58318226-82/marriage-sex-com-legal.html.csp">Editorial: Utahns coming to accept the inevitability of same-sex marriage</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T21:00:15.655-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even Utahns who do not favor expanding the legal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples recognize that the day is coming when that is exactly what will happen. This growing realization, if not total acceptance, of the judicial tidal wave of support for same-sex marriage is another reason why the lawyers representing the state of Utah in defense of its Amendment 3 should do everything they can to bring their obligatory defense of that law to a quick end. One such step would be to giv...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58318226@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:00:15 MDT Mormon-owned BYU removes gay-marriage cards at bookstore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317715-78/byu-cards-marriage-hallmark.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317715-78/byu-cards-marriage-hallmark.html.csp">Mormon-owned BYU removes gay-marriage cards at bookstore</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsay Whitehurst </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T22:26:03.115-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 10:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday. Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading “Mr. and Mr.” and “Mrs. and Mrs.” were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online. The outside vendor stocked the shelves without realizing the school wouldn’t want to sell the cards marketed to buyers celebrating unions between two brides and two grooms, BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said. It wasn’t immediately c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583177152014-08-20T22:26:03.115-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T22:26:03.115-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317715@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:26:03 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 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 poll: Most oppose gay marriage, think Supreme Court will legalize it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310176-90/com-court-gay-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310176-90/com-court-gay-marriage.html.csp">Utah poll: Most oppose gay marriage, think Supreme Court will legalize it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T07:33:42.021-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 07:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new poll shows a majority of Utahns oppose gay marriage and believe the fight over the state’s ban deserves to be heard by the Supreme Court. At the same time, a majority believe the high court will reject the state’s arguments and legalize gay unions. Those are the contradictory findings of a statewide survey sponsored by Zions Bank and UtahPolicy.com, which comes after a string of court rulings have challenged gay marriage bans throughout the nation. The first of these rulings took place in...</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> 58310176@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:33:42 MDT Op-Ed: LDS leader delivered a confusing message to graduates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58308967-82/marriage-nelson-sex-god.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58308967-82/marriage-nelson-sex-god.html.csp">Op-Ed: LDS leader delivered a confusing message to graduates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Anne McMullin Peffer </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T14:31:38.354-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 02:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last Thursday, Mormon Apostle Russell M. Nelson challenged Brigham Young University summer graduates to carry the heavy “burden of discipleship” by refusing to yield in their defense of traditional marriage. His statements communicated to graduates that their status as defenders of traditional marriage sets them apart from those who believe same-sex marriage should be legal. Nelson argued, “History is not our judge. A secular society is not our judge. God is our judge!” And he distinguished 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> 58308967@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:31:38 MDT Letter of the week: What language do gay marriage opponents speak? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294014-82/court-marriage-utah-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294014-82/court-marriage-utah-gay.html.csp">Letter of the week: What language do gay marriage opponents speak?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:41:02.335-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Sexual complementariness”? “Child-centric”? These concepts form the basis of the arguments our lawyers intend to raise should the Supreme Court decide to review two lower court’s findings that Utah’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional (“Utah’s gay marriage case is on the way to high court,” Tribune, Aug. 6). But what, gentlemen of the bar, do these phrases mean? I, like authors Burke, Tolman and Mackay (“Supreme Court must affirm right for all to marry,” Aug. 10), concluded that “se...</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> 58294014@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:02 MDT Gay marriages could begin in Virginia, barring delay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58297018-68/court-virginia-marriage-circuit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58297018-68/court-virginia-marriage-circuit.html.csp">Gay marriages could begin in Virginia, barring delay</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="2014-08-14T11:01:16.551-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 11:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • A federal appeals court appears to have cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia as early as next week, but that could be put on hold indefinitely if the nation’s highest court intervenes. The state also would need to start recognizing gay marriages from out of state Aug. 21 after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision not to delay its ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. While the U.S. Supreme Court could effectively put same-sex marr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582970182014-08-14T11:01:16.551-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T11:01:16.551-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297018@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:01:16 MDT Virginia to honor gay marriages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58293926-68/court-virginia-ban-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58293926-68/court-virginia-ban-state.html.csp">Virginia to honor gay marriages</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T18:58:02.06-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 06:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. The state would also need to start recognizing gay marriages from out of state next Wednesday, though the U.S. Supreme Court could effectively put same-sex marriages on hold again if opponents of same-sex marriage are able to win an emergency delay. A county clerk in northern Virginia had asked ...</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> 58293926@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:58:02 MDT Delay denied in ruling on Va. gay marriage ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292527-68/court-ban-denied-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292527-68/court-ban-denied-marriage.html.csp">Delay denied in ruling on Va. gay marriage ban</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="2014-08-13T14:10:51.598-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday denied the request by a county court clerk in northern Virginia to stay the decision while it is appealed to the Supreme Court. That means that without intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex couples could begin marrying and have their out-of-state marriages recognized by next Wednesda...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582925272014-08-13T14:10:51.598-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T14:10:51.598-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292527@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:10:51 MDT Nepal gay community parades for same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58284142-68/nepal-gay-marriage-political.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58284142-68/nepal-gay-marriage-political.html.csp">Nepal gay community parades for same-sex marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T08:47:01.568-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 08:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Katmandu, Nepal • Tooting horns and ringing chimes, hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal’s capital Monday for a colorful celebration of Gaijatra, a Hindu festival to remember the dead that is gleefully overtaken each year by the country’s gay community. In this socially conservative Hindu-majority nation, the festival was traditionally the only day people felt free to cross-dress. But social norms are changing fast as this fledgling Himalayan democracy em...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582841422014-08-11T08:47:01.568-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T08:47:01.568-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284142@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:47:01 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 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 News roundup: Texas reps: Gay marriage will lead to incest, pedophilia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58270825-64/trib-marriage-utah-mayor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58270825-64/trib-marriage-utah-mayor.html.csp">News roundup: Texas reps: Gay marriage will lead to incest, pedophilia</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="2014-08-07T07:44:14.094-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Texas reps: Gay marriage will lead to incest, pedophilia. Herbert invites monument supporting senators to visit Utah. Cliven Bundy: God showed me the way. Happy Thursday. As Texas seeks to reinstate its ban on same-sex marriage, 63 Republican lawmakers signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief saying that if the courts recognize gay marriage it will be a slippery slope toward legalizing incest, pedophilia and polygamy. "If the right to select 'partners of their choosing' is the criterion u...</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> 58270825@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:44:14 MDT Judges weigh same-sex marriage cases in four states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58269141-68/marriage-gay-state-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58269141-68/marriage-gay-state-court.html.csp">Judges weigh same-sex marriage cases in four states</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T18:17:18.746-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 06:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CINCINNATI • Three federal judges weighing arguments in a landmark gay marriage hearing Wednesday peppered attorneys on both sides with tough questions, with one judge expressing deep skepticism about whether courts are the ideal setting for major social change and another saying the democratic process can be too slow. The judges in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considered arguments in six cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, setting the stage for historic rulings in each ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582691412014-08-07T18:17:18.746-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T18:17:18.746-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58269141@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:17:18 MDT Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58267555-79/marriage-target-gay-minnesota.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58267555-79/marriage-target-gay-minnesota.html.csp">Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T11:10:36.404-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Minneapolis • Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions. Target said it has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case and publicly declared its support of gay marriage, a move similar to those taken by Starbucks, Intel and Apple. “It is our belief that everyone should be treated ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582675552014-08-06T11:10:36.404-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T11:10:36.404-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267555@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:10:36 MDT Court hearing gay marriage arguments from 4 states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267046-68/marriage-gay-court-arguments.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267046-68/marriage-gay-court-arguments.html.csp">Court hearing gay marriage arguments from 4 states</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AMANDA LEE MYERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T15:47:42.558-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cincinnati • A federal appeals court judge hearing arguments in six gay marriage fights in a landmark hearing Wednesday expressed deep skepticism about whether the courts are the ideal setting for such major change, saying that the best way to win the hearts and minds of Americans on the issue would be the democratic process. The judge, Jeffrey S. Sutton of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, peppered attorneys with the question and said it was strange that the same-sex couples fighting state...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582670462014-08-06T15:47:42.558-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T15:47:42.558-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267046@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:47:42 MDT Utah files same-sex marriage appeal with U.S. Supreme Court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58263347-90/utah-marriage-state-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58263347-90/utah-marriage-state-court.html.csp">Utah files same-sex marriage appeal with U.S. Supreme Court</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="2014-08-06T08:46:53.95-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 08:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah on Tuesday became the first state to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue of same-sex marriage, but it won’t be the last. Hours after the state filed a more than 200-page petition with the high court, Virginia’s attorney general announced that he would soon do the same. For Utah, it’s the state’s last chance to revive its voter-approved ban on gay and lesbian unions, which was found to violate the U.S. Constitution by a federal judge and, most recently, the 10th Circuit Cour...</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> 58263347@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:46:53 MDT