51°F
Sponsored by

What happens to same-sex couples in wedding limbo?

SALT LAKE CITY ,Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to put gay marriages in Utah on hold is creating a number of questions. One of them includes: What happens to same sex couples who got a marriage license when it was legal, but never got married?
SALT LAKE CITY ,Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to put gay marriages in Utah on hold is creating a number of questions. One of them includes: What happens to same sex couples who got a marriage license when it was legal, but never got married?

About 1,000 same-sex weddings have taken place in the state of Utah since Judge Robert Shelby overturned the state's ban on December 20. Those couples remain legally married.

But many other gay and lesbian couples who have received marriage licenses now can't be wed because of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling.

“Everything goes back to the way the law was prior to Judge Shelby’s ruling so those marriages were prohibited by Utah law so if they have a license and they haven't used it, they couldn't use it.”

Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen were two of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that led to the ban getting overturned, but haven't tied the knot.

Today Sbeity told ABC 4 Utah that plans for their October wedding are now off.

Now that same sex marriage is once again illegal in the state of Utah, anyone who tries to perform one could be charged with a class a misdemeanor.

"Under the code, those were prohibited to be performed by the state law and going back to the way the law was before Judge Shelby’s ruling it would be a class a misdemeanor if they performed a marriage prohibited by law."
Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus
local-businesses.png
cars.png dixie-local.jpg
Comic Con


TV Schedule Sponsored By:

Popular Stories on Facebook