RULING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RULING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Aposhian considering plea deal in criminal case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818468-78/aposhian-criminal-case-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818468-78/aposhian-criminal-case-judge.html.csp">Aposhian considering plea deal in criminal 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="2014-04-14T20:53:51.901-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Holladay • A plea bargain may be in the works for Utah’s leading gun advocate, Clark Aposhian, who has been battling criminal charges for almost a year. Aposhian, 49, faces misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass, criminal mischief, domestic violence in the presence of a child and threat of violence, which altogether could amount to a maximum penalty of up to two years in jail. It was not immediately clear what the plea bargain would entail, but Aposhian’s attorney, Morgan Philpot, said Monday ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57818468@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:53:51 MDT Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817538-68/gay-marriage-ohio-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817538-68/gay-marriage-ohio-state.html.csp">Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage</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="2014-04-14T10:37:38.89-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cincinnati • A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters. Judge Timothy Black ruled that refusing to recognize gay marriage is a violation of constitutional rights and “unenforceable in all circumstances.” “The record before this court ... is staggeringly devoid of any legitimate justification for the state’s ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578175382014-04-14T10:37:38.89-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T10:37:38.89-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817538@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:37:38 MDT Possible outcomes from the appellate court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57804934-78/court-judges-case-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57804934-78/court-judges-case-ruling.html.csp">Possible outcomes from the appellate 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="2014-04-10T21:43:02.645-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Thursday, Judges Paul J. Kelly Jr., Carlos F. Lucero and Jerome A. Holmes took the issue of whether to affirm or reverse U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby’s Dec. 20 decision to overturn Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage under advisement. It’s unclear when they will make their ruling. There’s no timeline, and the judges themselves did not give any indication during the hearing, although they have put the case on an expedited calendar. What happens next depends largely on what the judge...</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> 57804934@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:43:02 MDT Judge strikes down part of Ohio gay marriage law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775343-68/ohio-state-gay-black.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57775343-68/ohio-state-gay-black.html.csp">Judge strikes down part of Ohio gay marriage law</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="2014-04-04T14:34:32.457-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 02:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cincinnati • A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that would strike down part of the state’s ban on gay marriages but stop short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings. Judge Timothy Black announced his intentions in federal court in Cincinnati following final arguments in a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the marriage ban. “I intend to issue a declaration that Ohio’s recognition bans, that have been relied upon ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577753432014-04-04T14:34:32.457-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-04T14:34:32.457-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775343@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:34:32 MDT Court loosens rules for big political campaign donors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57764991-90/campaign-candidates-committees-decision.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57764991-90/campaign-candidates-committees-decision.html.csp">Court loosens rules for big political campaign donors</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="2014-04-03T07:43:14.363-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 07:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new Supreme Court ruling will allow the wealthy to pump more money into politics, a move that is likely to bolster state and national parties. Republicans in Utah hailed the decision as a free-speech victory, while Democrats expressed concern that this will only heighten the pressure to raise ever-increasing piles of campaign cash. In the 5-4 decision Wednesday, the court’s conservative-leaning justices struck down aggregate-contribution limits, though individual limits remain on the books. Wh...</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> 57764991@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:43:14 MDT Big donors may give even more under court’s ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57766304-68/ruling-court-party-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57766304-68/ruling-court-party-campaign.html.csp">Big donors may give even more under court’s ruling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T20:12:52.675-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 08:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday erasing a long-standing limit on campaign donations will allow a small number of very wealthy donors to give even more than is currently the case, according to students of the complex campaign finance system, and could strengthen the establishment in both parties. While Republicans cheered the ruling on philosophical grounds and Democrats criticized it, there was a general agreement that the decision itself was unlikely to benefit one party over a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577663042014-04-02T20:12:52.675-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T20:12:52.675-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57766304@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:12:52 MDT College athletes take labor cause to Capitol Hill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57763846-77/athletes-college-northwestern-huma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57763846-77/athletes-college-northwestern-huma.html.csp">College athletes take labor cause to Capitol Hill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM RAUM and KIMBERLY HEFLING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T16:45:38.789-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Members of a group trying to unionize college athletes sought out potential congressional allies Wednesday as they braced for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union. Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, the face of a movement to give college athletes the right to unionize, and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Association, had meetings scheduled...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577638462014-04-03T16:45:38.789-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-03T16:45:38.789-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763846@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:45:38 MDT Court orders stay on Japanese Antarctic whaling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57752671-68/japan-whaling-program-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57752671-68/japan-whaling-program-court.html.csp">Court orders stay on Japanese Antarctic whaling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOBY STERLING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T07:22:12.817-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 07:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Hague, Netherlands • The International Court of Justice on Monday ordered a temporary halt to Japan’s Antarctic whaling program, ruling that it is not for scientific purposes as the Japanese government had claimed. Australia had sued Japan at the U.N.’s highest court for resolving disputes between nations in hopes of ending whaling in the icy Southern Ocean. Reading a 12-4 decision by the court’s 16-judge panel, Presiding Judge Peter Tomka said Japan’s program fails to justify the large numb...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577526712014-03-31T07:22:12.817-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T07:22:12.817-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57752671@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:22:12 MDT Letter: If Hobby Lobby gets ACA exception, effect would be limited http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730180-82/hobby-lobby-contraceptives-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730180-82/hobby-lobby-contraceptives-care.html.csp">Letter: If Hobby Lobby gets ACA exception, effect would be limited</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:03.367-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As I read the opinion “Hobby Lobby win a win for discrimination,” in the Tribune March 23, it seemed that the authors were engaging in hyperbole more than offering honest opinions. A ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby would not “undermine reproductive rights and anti-discrimination laws”; it would simply affect the way contraceptives are paid for. Hobby Lobby employees (and employees everywhere) would still have access to all FDA-approved birth control, to be used as they wish. They will not be able...</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> 57730180@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741059-68/court-abortion-texas-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741059-68/court-abortion-texas-law.html.csp">US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WILL WEISSERT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T19:23:02.227-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 07:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas’ tough abortion restrictions that have forced the closure of nearly 20 clinics around the state, saying the new rules don’t jeopardize women’s health. A panel of judges at the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court judge who said the rules violate the U.S. Constitution and served no medical purpose. Despite the lower court’s ruling, the appeals court already had allowed some rules to go into effect ...</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> 57741059@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:23:02 MDT Utah AD Chris Hill says labor ruling implications are murky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57739433-89/athletes-hill-players-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57739433-89/athletes-hill-players-college.html.csp">Utah AD Chris Hill says labor ruling implications are murky</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T22:24:11.681-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Athletic Director Chris Hill said Thursday that he supports consideration of an increased stipend for student-athletes and even potentially allowing them to pursue endorsement deals, but that on the whole he believes the current NCAA student-athlete model is “pretty successful.” Hill said he’s still digesting Wednesday’s National Labor Relations Board ruling that football players at Northwestern University can unionize, and that it’s too early to say what the implications are, even for Nort...</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> 57739433@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:24:11 MDT Student-athletes union ruling comes at bad time for NCAA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57738450-77/ncaa-players-football-union.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57738450-77/ncaa-players-football-union.html.csp">Student-athletes union ruling comes at bad time for NCAA</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIM DAHLBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T17:29:39.572-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They’re battling in courtrooms, and could one day meet over a bargaining table. About the only things the two sides in the debate over big-time college athletics agree on is that things are changing. Schools bringing in hundreds of millions in bloated television contracts. Coaches making the kind of salaries that late UCLA legend John Wooden wouldn’t recognize. Athletes insisting on basic rights, if not outright cash. And now a union for football players at Northwestern that would previously hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577384502014-03-28T17:29:39.572-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T17:29:39.572-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57738450@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:29:39 MDT Utahns unveil federal bill against online gambling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57734681-90/online-justice-department-gambling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57734681-90/online-justice-department-gambling.html.csp">Utahns unveil federal bill against online gambling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T20:39:29.044-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 08:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Nearly all forms of Internet gambling would be illegal under legislation proposed by a group of bipartisan members of Congress — including Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Jim Matheson — who want to overturn a Justice Department ruling that allows online betting. Unveiled Wednesday, the bill would toss out the two-year-old Justice Department interpretation of a law that online gaming is legal, a move that has led to gambling proliferating on the Internet. The Utahns a...</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> 57734681@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:39:29 MDT Sunstein: The dark side of the First Amendment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57733455-82/court-public-sullivan-falsehoods.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57733455-82/court-public-sullivan-falsehoods.html.csp">Sunstein: The dark side of the First Amendment</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="2014-03-26T16:20:38.476-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Quiz question: What is the most important free speech ruling in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court? The best answer may well be New York Times vs. Sullivan, decided 50 years ago this month. In that case, the court ruled, for the first time, that the First Amendment shields speakers and writers from libel suits. The court’s ruling has fundamentally affected not only our law but also our culture. Whenever you open a newspaper, visit a website or even do a Google search, the information that yo...</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> 57733455@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:20:38 MDT Kentucky same-sex marriage recognition put on hold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704318-68/heyburn-marriage-sex-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704318-68/heyburn-marriage-sex-court.html.csp">Kentucky same-sex marriage recognition put on hold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT BARROUQUERE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T17:26:02.022-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Louisville, Ky. • A federal judge is giving Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries, saying doing so will allow the law to become settled without causing confusion or granting rights only to have them taken away. The ruling Wednesday comes just two days before gay couples would have been allowed to change their names on official identifications and documents and obtain the benefits of any other married couple in Kentucky. U.S. Distric...</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> 57704318@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:26:02 MDT Supreme Court declines to take up Episcopal Church’s gay rift http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57659204-68/church-episcopal-congregation-falls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57659204-68/church-episcopal-congregation-falls.html.csp">Supreme Court declines to take up Episcopal Church’s gay rift</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Barakat</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T13:49:27.217-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 01:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Falls Church, Va. • The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative northern Virginia congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues, ending a seven-year legal battle over a historic church that traces its roots back to George Washington. The justices rejected an appeal from The Falls Church Anglican, one of seven Virginia congregations that broke away from the Episcopal Church in 2006 and has n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576592042014-03-10T13:49:27.217-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-10T13:49:27.217-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57659204@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:49:27 MDT Warrantless searches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57609603-82/search-police-fernandez-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57609603-82/search-police-fernandez-court.html.csp">Warrantless searches</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Los angeles times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T01:01:06.115-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The following editorial appeared in Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times: When an occupant of a home refuses to allow police to search the premises, officers should keep their distance until they obtain a warrant based on probable cause. In a case from Los Angeles, the Supreme Court on Tuesday needlessly weakened that important 4th Amendment principle. The 6-3 decision eviscerated a 2006 ruling in which the court ruled that police must respect “a physically present inhabitant’s express refusal of co...</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> 57609603@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:01:06 MDT Judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57608296-68/state-kentucky-couples-sex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57608296-68/state-kentucky-couples-sex.html.csp">Judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT BARROUQUERE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T12:52:01.599-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 12:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Louisville, Ky. • A federal judge on Thursday signed an order directing officials in Kentucky to immediately recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II issued a final order throwing out part of the state’s ban on gay marriages. It makes official his Feb. 12 ruling that Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriages treated “gay and lesbian persons differently in a way that demeans them.” Same-sex couples may change their names on official i...</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> 57608296@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:52:01 MDT Texas gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57602383-68/court-texas-marriage-garcia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57602383-68/court-texas-marriage-garcia.html.csp">Texas gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRIS TOMLINSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T20:59:46.351-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 08:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • A federal judge declared a same-sex marriage ban in deeply conservative Texas unconstitutional on Wednesday, but will allow the nation’s second-most populous state to enforce the law pending an appeal that will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Orlando Garcia issued the preliminary injunction after two gay couples challenged a state constitutional amendment and a longstanding law. His ruling is the latest in a tangled web of lawsuits across the country expected to end ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576023832014-02-26T20:59:46.351-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-26T20:59:46.351-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57602383@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:59:46 MDT