Utah wins delay in recognizing same-sex marriages; licenses stopped in Colorado


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Utah wins delay in recognizing same-sex marriages; licenses stopped in Colorado

Once the constitutional issues are fully resolved — likely by the Supreme Court in the next year or so – both sides in the debate “will know the status of the interim marriages. Until then, requiring [the state] to recognize plaintiffs’ marriages and provide marital benefits is premature and unwarranted,” said the appeal.

In a one-paragraph order, the high court agreed. But that temporary action does not signal what the justices will ultimately think about the larger constitutional issues raised by gay and lesbian couples seeking a right to wed.

Taken by itself, it doesn’t, but when taken with other opinions, it makes you wonder if this is a sign that they will side with the state in the end. SCOTUS had the opportunity to declare gay marriage a right, but passed. If it wasn’t a right then, how is it a right now? Hmmm…


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Any sort of delay is welcome! :thumbsup:


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The appeal results will be worth watching for, as will be the statements of the bishops.


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I am happy that they obtained a delay in having “gay marriage” licenses recognized. Hopefully they can eventually win in court and not be forced to recognize “gay marriage”.


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:thumbsup:


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