Utah to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court
December 26th, 2013
04:33 PM ET
9 months ago

Utah to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

(CNN) - Utah officials will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a lower-court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in the state, the state attorney general's office said Thursday.

Newly appointed Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes will seek a stay of the federal judge's ruling after state officials consult first with outside attorneys over the next few days.

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  1. smith

    I would say let democracy settle this ,but we tried that already.

    December 26, 2013 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  2. just me

    What, are they afraid this ruling will snowball into allowing all types of crazy rulings? Like, oh I dunno, polygamy?

    December 26, 2013 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  3. Silence DoGood

    Conservative "christian" groups always like to legislate telling people what to do. Can you imagine what this country would become if they got their way and made this a "christian" country? There would be a pretty narrow legal way to behave and be "happy". Why are they so afraid of letting people find happiness in their own way? It is scary but it is also freedom.

    December 26, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  4. smith

    @Silence Da Good- Take a look around next time your out and about. This a christian country.

    December 26, 2013 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  5. just asking

    but what would jesus do lefties? he would say marriage is between a man and a woman. now you all can't pick and choose which jesus you want to use for each topic. if you want to use jesus's words to justify your far left agenda, then his words should be be heeded on this topic as well. so what say all you lefties? let the hypocrisy flow forth.

    December 26, 2013 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  6. T

    ....so the definition of...LIBERTY...is a Utah unknown...........

    December 26, 2013 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  7. Zolicon

    Well of course they are going to appeal it.It is like I have said this is one issue that will never be settled.

    December 26, 2013 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  8. Jonathon Powelly

    In Utah, with this ruling the irony is quite satisfying.

    December 26, 2013 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  9. California

    Polygamy is already making a move to become legal.

    December 26, 2013 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  10. Marcus (from...?)

    People's rights, or in this case the SUPPRESSION of people's rights, should never ever have been in a ballot for starters. Remember all those rulings against the Jim Crow Laws? Why did they happen in the first place? Because (starting in 1876) people's rights were removed/annulated by laws that were ennacted the way they were supposed tobe and to the local/state majority that was the right thing to do.
    It never was then now it is now.

    December 27, 2013 02:20 am at 2:20 am |
  11. Marcus (from...?)

    Sigh, me and my typos...
    Please read 'It never was then nor it is now' in the last phrase...

    December 27, 2013 02:21 am at 2:21 am |
  12. insomniac in MN

    @Silence DoGood: I agree completely. I'm a Catholic, and I feel that it's somewhat disingenuous that the USCCB (essentially the official Catholic political arm in the U.S.) decries gay civil marriage, but seems to have no problem with the fact that no-fault divorce reigns supreme in our country.

    December 27, 2013 04:55 am at 4:55 am |