LDS Church Will File Arguments in Utah Marriage Case

Feb 7, 2014

  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is planning to file a friend-of-the-court brief after all in the appeal of the federal court case on same sex marriage in Utah.  The case is currently before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

The church has been involved in other cases and in political battles involving same-sex marriage in the past.  But a spokesperson said shortly after the U-S Supreme Court issued a stay of Judge Robert Shelby’s decision that it probably would not add a formal argument to the case.

Today, though, the church filed notice with the court that it would submit a brief prior to the deadline for court filings on Monday.

More than 13-hundred same-sex couples were issued licenses in Utah after the decision on December 20th and before the stay was issued 17 days later.