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"There are so many different kinds of families," Balken said. "While they may look different, they have so much in common. ... We’re here to commit to create a Utah where all families are valued."
Several opposite-sex couples and single parents also attended the event with their children.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard Utah’s case for reversing Shelby’s decision last month, is expected to issue a ruling in the coming weeks. It could happen any day.
The federal appeals court has put Utah’s historic Kitchen v. Herbert lawsuit on an expedited calendar, meaning they have prioritized it over other pending matters, but there is no set time line for when they might issue a decision.
Regardless of how the judges rule, the case will likely be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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