Great news for one of the conservative state UTAH which passed Same – Sex Marriage

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Great news for one of the conservative state UTAH which passed Same- Sex Marriage this Friday December 20th

Utah state Sen. Jim Dabakis, left, and his husband, Stephen Justesen, acknowledge the crowd after being married in the lobby of the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office in Salt Lake City on Friday, December 20. A federal judge in Utah struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying the law “conflicts with the United States Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection and due process under the law.”

Dozens of same-sex couples lined up to get marriage licenses at the Salt Lake County clerk’s office, when this office started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and said that the district attorney authorized her office to begin issuing them. This is the first time a federal court has declared a same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional since the Supreme Court decided the Windsor decision striking down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It’s also the first time it has happened in a red state (conservative state). Many similar challenges to same-sex marriage bans are pending in other states, but the Utah case has been closely watched because of the state’s history of staunch opposition to gay marriage as the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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