On Monday, U.S. District Court judge Dale Kimball ruled that Utah must recognize almost 1,300 marriage licenses that it issued to same-sex couples during the brief window when same-sex marriage was legal in Utah. A 21 day stay of the ruling is in place while the state decides if it wants to appeal the decision.
After seeing Mark Regnerus’s study metaphorically ripped to shreds and used to line his birdcage by a Michigan judge who called it “entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration” lawyers from Utah decided to remove it from their brief in their appeal. More importantly, how could anyone with such ghastly facial hair ever be taken seriously?
The problem is the third judge on this panel is keeping everyone in suspense. He asked everybody tough questions!
Same-sex marriage was legalized by the United States District Court for the District of Utah’s ruling in Kitchen v. Herbert on December 20, 2013, but was stayed by the United States Supreme Court pending further appeals on January 6, 2014
Utah bans same-sex marriage by both constitutional amendment and state law.