Utah asks for more time in same-sex marriage recognition case

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UPDATE: In a filing Wednesday morning with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Utah Attorney General’s Office acknowledged that “extensions are generally disfavored” by the court. However, it reiterated its request for a one-month extension.

Read the filing from the Utah Attorney General’s Office here:

ORIGINAL POST:

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is asking for more time to file its opening briefs in the case involving same-sex marriage recognition.

In a motion filed Monday with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, the state asks for a one-month extension citing other cases occupying its time. The federal appeals court originally set a Sept. 22 deadline in the case.

Read the filing with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here:

 

The ACLU of Utah, according to the filing, is opposed to the request.

Read the ACLU’s filing here:

 

Utah is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that ordered the state to recognize more than 1,200 same-sex marriages performed after Amendment 3 (the state’s ban on gay marriage) was overturned. Four couples and the ACLU sued the state.

The Amendment 3 case is currently being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

8 comments

  • Bandslee Lee

    So much B.S. More stalling because they don’t have a valid argument. If they want to continue, get Reyes’ staff to help out – but they still don’t have an argument. Need more time to manufacture more B.S. to eat up the court’s time with and delay the “democratic process”.

    • Mosquito

      The democratic process has already spoken. This is about a minority wishing to overrule the voters. They have the right to try, of course, and they may win. But don’t fool yourself that this is “democracy” at work.

      We don’t live in a democracy.

      • csmyth3025

        Mosquito:
        Actually, your right. In a pure democracy the voters can vote to take away the legal protections of any unfavored group. The US is not a democracy and never was. The US is a constitutional republic. Our constitution limits the power of our government and guarantees certain rights to ALL citizens – especially the right to be treated equally under the law.

      • John

        So if the majority of the Utah voters said you can no longer drive an SUV, buy french fries or a soda, determine your tax rate, filter the internet for approved news, choose who you love and marry, is that also OK? You really want popular vote to determine our freedoms and rights? Your neighbors choosing your path in life is certainly not a democracy.

  • Bob

    Lucky is the child who can grow up in a traditional family with his (or her) bio-mother and bio-father as Mother Nature intended. They have something that children with two of one kind or two of the other kind have missing in their lives.

      • Bob

        No doubt about it Wayne. Some children are just luckier than others. Some kids have mothers who don’t have the foggiest idea who the kid’s bio-dad is, and some kids have 2 parents of one kind and none of the other.

        Life just isn’t very fair.

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