Utah Governor Gary Herbert says the state is strong, but there are still several challenges that Utah must confront. Herbert was speaking at his 5th annual State of the State Address.
Herbert highlighted investigations into former Attorney General John Swallow as a success, as well as the state’s 4.1 percent underemployment rate –which is among the lowest in the nation. But he was also quick to acknowledge the hardships—a booming population, federal overreach and economic development
Gay marriages will continue in Utah-- for now. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby has denied the Utah Attorney General’s request to stay Friday’s landmark ruling.
About 700 people lined the halls of the Salt Lake County Clerk’s office Monday, after Judge Robert Shelby denied the state’s request to mandate counties stop issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples.
Isaac Troyo says he and his partner Jed Mecham arrived at 10 pm on Sunday, anxious to make it official before Judge Shelby was scheduled to announce his decision.