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Attorney General's Office files request for stay with U.S. Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a request for stay on Amendment 3 with the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a request for stay regarding Amendment 3 with the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday.

A federal judge struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban Friday, Dec. 20 saying Amendment 3 and related Utah state statutes banning same-sex marriages and the recognition of legal same-sex marriages are unconstitutional "because they violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment."

Monday, Dec 23, Judge John Shelby ruled against a request to put gay marriages on hold that are now happening in Utah since Amendment 3 was struck down.

James E. Magleby, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs in Kitchen v. Herbert, the case that challenged Utah's same-sex marriage ban, says he is "disappointed that the State of Utah will spend millions of dollars in taxpayer’s money, to attempt to reinstate laws which deny due process and equal protection to all of Utah’s
citizens.”
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