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2014 Elections
4:43 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Powell Navigates Same-sex Policies While Running For Fourth Term

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.

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Marriage Equality
7:13 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Local Couple See Victory At Supreme Court's Rejection

The first same-sex couple to be legally married in Summit County last December just took a deep sign of relief and said Monday their civil rights were honored when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeal on the overturn of Utah's same-sex marriage ban . Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Marriage Equality
9:44 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Couple Wants Equal Rights To Their Child

Patrice Martin, Jaime Grunstrom and their daughter Kennedy.
Credit 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.

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Marriage Equality
2:38 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Utah's AG Speaks For Ban On Same-sex Marriage

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.

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Marriage Equality
10:32 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Federal Judges Split On Same-sex Marriage Ruling

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.

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Marriage Equality
5:48 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Utah Defends Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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

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Local News
3:50 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Jones On Supreme's Opinion On Same Sex Marriage

As of the end of last week, the Summit County Clerk's office had issued some 41 licenses for same-sex marriage. Now, clerk Kent Jones said they had halted that, given the stay issued by the Supreme Court on the ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Robert Shelby. Rick Brough has more.

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Marriage Equality
5:51 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

40 Licenses Issued For Same-sex Couples

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.

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Marriage Equality
5:16 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

First Gay Marriage in Summit County Officiated By Park City Mayor

The first same-sex couple to get married in Summit County Jamie Grunstrom and Patrice Martin pose in the center with their daughter.

Shortly after 8 AM this morning, the first gay wedding ceremony in Summit County took place in county council chambers officiated by Park City Mayor Dana Williams. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Marriage Equality
10:27 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Outgoing Mayor's Last Wish Becomes Moot - To His Delight

Credit Alex Butwinski

Park City Mayor Dana Williams has now performed some 25 same-sex marriages at the Summit County Courthouse, as the ruling that declares Utah's ban on gay marriage is declared unconstitutional. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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