Amendment 3 http://kuer.org en 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 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 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 Same-Sex Marriage Opponents, Supporters Rally at the Capitol http://kuer.org/post/same-sex-marriage-opponents-supporters-rally-capitol-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage gathered for separate rallies Tuesday night at the state Capitol. Both sides said fundamental values are at stake.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:10:57 +0000 Judy Fahys 41399 at http://kuer.org Same-Sex Marriage Opponents, Supporters Rally at the Capitol Lawmaker Wants to Allow Taxpayers to Contribute to Amendment 3 Defense http://kuer.org/post/lawmaker-wants-allow-taxpayers-contribute-amendment-3-defense <p></p><p>A Republican state lawmaker from Tooele&nbsp;County is proposing legislation that would help fund the state’s defense of its law banning gay marriage.&nbsp;</p><p>Representative Merrill Nelson’s bill would create a box on the state income tax form and allow state residents to give a portion of their tax refunds to the cause.&nbsp; &nbsp;Nelson says people on both sides of the issue could benefit from his legislation.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:24:32 +0000 Terry Gildea 41392 at http://kuer.org Lawmaker Wants to Allow Taxpayers to Contribute to Amendment 3 Defense Utah's Outside Counsel in Amendment 3 Case Will Also Work for Conservative Sutherland Institute http://kuer.org/post/utahs-outside-counsel-amendment-3-case-will-also-work-conservative-sutherland-institute <p>The attorney hired to represent the state of Utah in its appeal of the same-sex marriage decision will also be working for a conservative think tank.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:17:17 +0000 Dan Bammes 41165 at http://kuer.org Utah's Outside Counsel in Amendment 3 Case Will Also Work for Conservative Sutherland Institute Sean Reyes Sworn In As New Attorney General http://kuer.org/post/sean-reyes-sworn-new-attorney-general <p>Sean Reyes was officially sworn in as the new Attorney General of Utah today in a ceremony at the State Capitol.</p><p>In a crowded Capitol Rotunda Sean Reyes took the oath of office to become Utah’s next Attorney General. The ceremony comes less than a year after former Attorney General John Swallow took the same oath, only later to resign in the midst of several investigations into his conduct. Reyes says his first job is to restore the public’s trust in his office.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:13:41 +0000 Brian Grimmett 40198 at http://kuer.org Sean Reyes Sworn In As New Attorney General ACLU Files Amicus Brief in Same-Sex Marriage Case http://kuer.org/post/aclu-files-amicus-brief-same-sex-marriage-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A case before a federal court challenges the constitutionality of Utah’s ban on same-sex marriages.&nbsp; And a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union says this could be the one that helps decide the issue for the whole country.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:46:21 +0000 Dan Bammes 36909 at http://kuer.org ACLU Files Amicus Brief in Same-Sex Marriage Case Gay Rights Group to Challenge Utah’s Amendment 3 in Federal Court http://kuer.org/post/gay-rights-group-challenge-utah-s-amendment-3-federal-court <p>A gay rights organization announced Monday it is filing a federal lawsuit against the state of Utah.&nbsp; The group <a href="http://restoreourhumanity.org/">Restore Our Humanity</a> is seeking to strike down Utah’s Constitutional Amendment 3, which says that marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman.</p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:58:57 +0000 Andrea Smardon 26533 at http://kuer.org Gay Rights Group to Challenge Utah’s Amendment 3 in Federal Court