marriage equality

Some Utah lawmakers are still upset over the U.S. Supreme Court's non-action on the state's request to hear the lawsuit which is a district court judge let stand, overruling Utah's ban on same-sex marriage.   And given that, moves are reportedly underfoot for some legislative push back.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

Representative Kraig Powell is seeking a fourth term to represent Utah House District 54. In his candidate interview with KPCW, Powell said he's a person who avoids extremes in politics, and thus is able to represent both the Park City area, as well as Wasatch County. Rick Brough has more on Powell's comments, including the effects of this week's U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision on state law, and education issues.

Leslie Thatcher

Two Park City residents are calling on the state to spend tax dollars on worthy causes, like fighting poverty and mental illness, rather than what they say is spending money to further cement inequality in the fight to uphold the state's ban on gay marriage. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke at a rally Friday in Salt Lake in favor of the same-sex marriage ban. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

One day into the hearing on District Robert Shelby's ruling declaring Utah's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judges on a Federal appeals court are divided and a ruling is not expected for several months. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

A group of Utah attorneys have filed a brief defending the ban on same-sex marriage. KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.

At this point, the Summit County Clerk's office has issued about 40 marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Clerk Kent Jones said his policy at this point will be to follow the law. Rick Brough has more.

Claudia McMullin

The year in Summit County ended with some of the biggest news ever, as County Council Member Claudia McMullin noted. Same-sex marriages in Utah were allowed, after a ruling from a U.S. District Court judge. Rick Brough has more.

As we've reported, nearly three dozen same-sex couples were issued marriage license at the Coalville Courthouse this week. And the partners married by Park City Dana Williams weren't just from Summit County. Rick Brough has more.

Martin Weds Grunstrom

Dec 24, 2013
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Basin resident Patrice Martin says that the past few days have been a pivotal moment in Utah history. And Patrice was a part of it. She and her partner Jamie Grunstrom were the first same-sex couple officially married in Summit County Monday. Rick Brough has more.