LGBT http://kuer.org en U.S. Supreme Court Stays Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Ruling http://kuer.org/post/us-supreme-court-stays-same-sex-marriage-recognition-ruling <p class="p1">The U.S. Supreme Court has granted Utah a stay of a lower court’s ruling that would have required <span class="s1">the state </span>to recognize same-sex marriages performed <span class="s1">during a period when they were legal</span>.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:53:52 +0000 Brian Grimmett 49499 at http://kuer.org 10th Circuit Denies Stay of Same Sex Marriage Recognition Case http://kuer.org/post/10th-circuit-denies-stay-same-sex-marriage-recognition-case <p></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:28:50 +0000 Terry Gildea 49162 at http://kuer.org Utah Attorney General Will Appeal 10th Circuit Ruling Directly to the Supreme Court http://kuer.org/post/utah-attorney-general-will-appeal-10th-circuit-ruling-directly-supreme-court <p></p><p>Officials with the Utah Attorney General’s office announced today that lawyers for the state will appeal the latest ruling against Amendment 3 directly to the U-S Supreme Court.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:46:20 +0000 Terry Gildea 49099 at http://kuer.org Marriage Equality Supporters Ask Herbert, Reyes to Stop Fighting Marriage Battle http://kuer.org/post/marriage-equality-supporters-ask-herbert-reyes-stop-fighting-marriage-battle <p></p><p>About 50 people gathered at the Utah Governor’s mansion Wednesday morning to deliver thousands of signatures collected for a petition asking Governor Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes to stop fighting same-sex marriage in court.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:17:59 +0000 Whittney Evans 49025 at http://kuer.org Marriage Equality Supporters Ask Herbert, Reyes to Stop Fighting Marriage Battle World Congress of Families Coming to Utah in 2015 http://kuer.org/post/world-congress-families-coming-utah-2015 <p>The <a href="http://worldcongress.org/">World Congress of Families</a> has selected Salt Lake City as the site for its annual meeting next year.&nbsp; That concerns LGBT activist groups, who say the WCF is promoting an anti-gay agenda around the world.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:27:33 +0000 Dan Bammes 48702 at http://kuer.org World Congress of Families Coming to Utah in 2015 State Weighing Next Move in Same Sex Marriage Battle http://kuer.org/post/state-weighing-next-move-same-sex-marriage-battle <p></p><p></p><p>It’s unclear how soon the Utah Attorney General’s office will appeal the 10<sup>th</sup> Circuit ruling that upholds same sex marriage in the state. But lawyers for the state have a strict deadline to decide whether they want the entire 10<sup>th</sup> Circuit court to review the case.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:50:17 +0000 Whittney Evans 48436 at http://kuer.org State Weighing Next Move in Same Sex Marriage Battle Herbert Reacts to 10th Circuit Ruling on Gay Marriage http://kuer.org/post/herbert-reacts-10th-circuit-ruling-gay-marriage <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah Governor Gary Herbert said Wednesday that &nbsp;he is disappointed in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decision. It upholds a lower court ruling that struck down the state’s law banning same sex marriage.</span></p><p>Herbert says regardless of his personal views on same-sex marriage, he believes states have the right to determine the definition of marriage.</p><p>He says he fully expects the state will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:17:39 +0000 Whittney Evans 48376 at http://kuer.org Herbert Reacts to 10th Circuit Ruling on Gay Marriage 10th Circuit Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ruling http://kuer.org/post/10th-circuit-court-upholds-same-sex-marriage-ruling <p>The 10<sup>th</sup> Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling declaring Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional by a vote of 2-1.&nbsp;</p><p>The judges ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment protects those who wish to marry persons of the same-sex and that they are entitled to the same fundamental rights as opposite-sex couples.</p><p>Derek Kitchen is one of the plaintiffs in the case and says this ruling is historic.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:43:23 +0000 Brian Grimmett 48339 at http://kuer.org 10th Circuit Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Days of '47 Again Rejects Mormons Building Bridges Entry http://kuer.org/post/days-47-again-rejects-mormons-building-bridges-entry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.daysof47.com/" target="_blank">Days of ’47</a> parade has once again turned down a request to allow the group Mormons Building Bridges to participate in the annual event on Pioneer Day.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:44:19 +0000 Dan Bammes 47634 at http://kuer.org Days of '47 Again Rejects Mormons Building Bridges Entry Married Couples Celebrated at SLC's Pride Parade http://kuer.org/post/married-couples-celebrated-slcs-pride-parade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Thousands of people lined the streets for Salt Lake City’s Pride Parade on Sunday.&nbsp; The grand marshals were the plaintiffs in <em>Kitchen versus Herbert</em> the court case that struck down Utah’s laws on same-sex marriage in December.&nbsp; The decision was stayed while it’s appealed to the 10<sup>th</sup> Circuit, but hundreds of couples who were married during the seventeen days the ruling was in effect were right up front in the parade.</p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 21:25:01 +0000 Dan Bammes 47488 at http://kuer.org Married Couples Celebrated at SLC's Pride Parade Scouts Will Lead Pride Parade Again This Year http://kuer.org/post/scouts-will-lead-pride-parade-again-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A color guard made up of Boy Scouts and former Scouts will lead <a href="http://www.utahpridefestival.org/">Salt Lake City’s Pride Parade</a> for a second year. &nbsp;I</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">t will also include some Scout leaders who’ve lost their positions because of national Scouting policies.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just over a year ago, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow young gay men to participate in Scouting.&nbsp; But gay adult leaders are still excluded.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:16:09 +0000 Dan Bammes 47444 at http://kuer.org Scouts Will Lead Pride Parade Again This Year Same Sex Unions Still in Limbo After 10th Circuit Extends Stay http://kuer.org/post/same-sex-unions-still-limbo-after-10th-circuit-extends-stay <p></p><p></p><p>The fate of about 1300 same sex marriages in Utah is now in the hands of the US 10<sup>th</sup> Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court granted a temporary stay of a US district court’s order to recognize same-sex marriages performed in Utah during a 17-day window when the unions were allowed. The state Attorney General’s Office requested the stay Thursday and filed a Notice of Appeal on <em>Evans versus State of Utah</em> on Wednesday.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:14:10 +0000 Andrea Smardon 47401 at http://kuer.org Same Sex Unions Still in Limbo After 10th Circuit Extends Stay State Legislator Questions Likelihood Supreme Court Will Hear Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Case http://kuer.org/post/state-legislator-questions-likelihood-supreme-court-will-hear-utahs-same-sex-marriage-case <p>The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has not yet issued a ruling in the case against Utah’s law banning same-sex marriage, but state leaders have all indicated that whatever the outcome, they expect the loser will appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. But there are now some people who doubt the nation’s highest court would even hear the case.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:15:19 +0000 Brian Grimmett 47314 at http://kuer.org State Legislator Questions Likelihood Supreme Court Will Hear Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Case Mormons Building Bridges Back for Utah Pride Festival http://kuer.org/post/mormons-building-bridges-back-utah-pride-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Same-sex couples who were legally married after a federal court decision last December will be honored guests in this year’s Utah Pride Festival Parade, and a group of Mormons who’ve been part of the festival for the past two years will be back as well.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:08:23 +0000 Dan Bammes 47206 at http://kuer.org Mormons Building Bridges Back for Utah Pride Festival Herbert Reasserts State's Plan to Defend Amendment 3 http://kuer.org/post/herbert-reasserts-states-plan-defend-amendment-3 <p>Governor Herbert tackled several topics at his KUED monthly news conference Thursday including reasserting the state’s position on defending Utah’s Amendment 3.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:45:43 +0000 Brian Grimmett 46701 at http://kuer.org Herbert Reasserts State's Plan to Defend Amendment 3 One Utah Gay Marriage Ruling Could Influence the Other http://kuer.org/post/one-utah-gay-marriage-ruling-could-influence-other <p></p><p>A day after a federal district court judge ordered the state to recognize same sex marriages that took place in Utah, legal scholars are wondering how another pending gay marriage case may influence an appeal to this latest ruling.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:36:40 +0000 Terry Gildea 46642 at http://kuer.org Judge Rules Utah Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages http://kuer.org/post/judge-rules-utah-must-recognize-same-sex-marriages <p></p><p><em>UPDATED AT 10:30 P.M. 5/19/14.</em></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">A federal judge ruled on Monday that Utah must recognize more than 1,000 same-sex couples who married in the state during a brief period of time when such marriages were legal.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 00:04:35 +0000 Andrea Smardon & Terry Gildea 46544 at http://kuer.org Judge Rules Utah Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Utah Supreme Court Halts Same-Sex Couple Adoption Cases http://kuer.org/post/utah-supreme-court-halts-same-sex-couple-adoption-cases <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Utah Supreme Court ordered a temporary halt of several same-sex adoption cases until state justices can determine whether those adoptions are legal. &nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 17 May 2014 17:01:38 +0000 Terry Gildea 46445 at http://kuer.org Utah Supreme Court Halts Same-Sex Couple Adoption Cases Arguments Heard in Oklahoma's Gay Marriage Appeal http://kuer.org/post/arguments-heard-oklahomas-gay-marriage-appeal <p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:46:47 +0000 Terry Gildea 45022 at http://kuer.org Arguments Heard in Oklahoma's Gay Marriage Appeal Utah Attorney General Urges Civility in Same-Sex Marriage Case http://kuer.org/post/utah-attorney-general-urges-civility-same-sex-marriage-case <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Utah’s Marriage Coalition organized a welcome-home rally Friday for the lawyers who argued in defense of Amendment 3, the law that bans same-sex marriage in Utah. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes had just returned from observing Thursday’s oral arguments before 10<sup>th</sup> Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. Reyes says he’s proud to be defending Utah laws and he’s urging civility while the legal process takes its course.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:37:52 +0000 Judy Fahys 44749 at http://kuer.org Utah Attorney General Urges Civility in Same-Sex Marriage Case Utah Gay Marriage Appeal Argued before Tenth Circuit http://kuer.org/post/utah-gay-marriage-appeal-argued-tenth-circuit <p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:38:07 +0000 Terry Gildea 44699 at http://kuer.org Utah Gay Marriage Appeal Argued before Tenth Circuit Federal Court To Hear Utah's Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case http://kuer.org/post/federal-court-hear-utahs-appeal-same-sex-marriage-case <p></p><p>Utah’s law banning same sex marriage will be considered by a three judge panel in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday.&nbsp; Last year, a federal district court judge overturned the law and the U.S. Supreme Court stayed that decision. Since then, similar laws in several other states have been toppled in federal courts, but Utah is the first state to argue an appeal. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:11:26 +0000 Terry Gildea 44665 at http://kuer.org Federal Court To Hear Utah's Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case Newly-formed "Utah Unites for Marriage" Broadens Reach for Equality http://kuer.org/post/newly-formed-utah-unites-marriage-broadens-reach-equality <p></p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:41:41 +0000 Bob Nelson 43579 at http://kuer.org Newly-formed "Utah Unites for Marriage" Broadens Reach for Equality Gay Community Meets With State Lawmakers to Tell Their Stories http://kuer.org/post/gay-community-meets-state-lawmakers-tell-their-stories <p></p><p></p><p>About a dozen state lawmakers representing both political parties met Wednesday night with countless members of the LGBTQ community to hear their about their struggles. The meeting comes after a decision by House and Senate leadership to ignore statewide anti-discrimination legislation filed this session.&nbsp;</p><p>New mother and school teacher Candice Green-Berrett joined her wife Megan and six-month-old daughter Quinn to highlight the joys of her recent marriage.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:18:26 +0000 Whittney Evans 42707 at http://kuer.org Gay Community Meets With State Lawmakers to Tell Their Stories Amendment 3 Plaintiffs Argue Laws Banning Same-Sex Marriages Are Irrational http://kuer.org/post/amendment-3-plaintiffs-argue-laws-banning-same-sex-marriages-are-irrational <p>Plaintiffs in the case against <a href="http://le.utah.gov/~code/const/htm/00I01_002900.htm" target="_blank">Utah’s Amendment 3</a> filed a brief with the 10th&nbsp;Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. The brief argues that Amendment 3 demeans and stigmatizes the relationships of same-sex couples and doesn’t withstand constitutional scrutiny.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:54:18 +0000 Brian Grimmett 42697 at http://kuer.org Amendment 3 Plaintiffs Argue Laws Banning Same-Sex Marriages Are Irrational Churches, Legislators File Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Appeal http://kuer.org/post/churches-legislators-file-arguments-same-sex-marriage-appeal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not alone in its arguments against the legalization of same-sex marriage in Utah.&nbsp; Other religious groups have signed on to a friend-of-the court brief to the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">10</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> US Circuit Court of Appeals, while another has been filed by Utah state legislators</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:27:25 +0000 Dan Bammes 42004 at http://kuer.org Churches, Legislators File Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Appeal State Troopers Arrest Protestors at Capitol Sit-in for LGBT Rights http://kuer.org/post/state-troopers-arrest-protestors-capitol-sit-lgbt-rights <p></p><p>A dozen protestors were taken away from the Utah Capitol Monday afternoon in handcuffs. The protestors were there to demand that an LGBT anti-discrimination bill be considered. They were arrested when they blocked the entrance of a Senate Committee hearing.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:15:55 +0000 Andrea Smardon 41978 at http://kuer.org State Troopers Arrest Protestors at Capitol Sit-in for LGBT Rights Despite Public Outpouring, Senate Leaders Determined to Ignore Anti-discrimination Bill http://kuer.org/post/despite-public-outpouring-senate-leaders-determined-ignore-anti-discrimination-bill <p></p><p>The Utah Senate chamber doors were plastered with pieces of blue paper today - all expressing support for a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens. But Senate leaders are still determined to bar the bill from being debated on the floor.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:38:35 +0000 Andrea Smardon 41649 at http://kuer.org Despite Public Outpouring, Senate Leaders Determined to Ignore Anti-discrimination Bill State Senator Urges Public to Contact Legislator in Support of Anti-Discrimination Bill http://kuer.org/post/state-senator-urges-public-contact-legislator-support-anti-discrimination-bill <p class="p1">Sen. Stephen Urquhart, R - St. George, is asking the public to let their state senator and representative know that they are in favor of his anti-discrimination bill. <a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/SB0100.html" target="_blank">SB 100</a> would protect LGBT people from discrimination in housing and in the workplace. This week leadership in both the House and Senate have mentioned that bills relating to LGBT issues might not be heard because of the state’s pending case over its ban on same-sex marriage. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:05:51 +0000 Brian Grimmett 41547 at http://kuer.org State Senator Urges Public to Contact Legislator in Support of Anti-Discrimination Bill Senate Might Not Consider Anti-Discrimination Bill This Year http://kuer.org/post/senate-might-not-consider-anti-discrimination-bill-year <p>Utah Senate leaders say there is a strong possibility that any bills dealing with same sex marriage or gay rights won’t be considered by the body this session.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:22:02 +0000 Brian Grimmett 41436 at http://kuer.org Senate Might Not Consider Anti-Discrimination Bill This Year