Same sex marriages in UT

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah County officials who held out on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples even after a judge overturned a ban say they will now offer licenses to all eligible applicants.

Utah County Clerk/Auditor Bryan Thompson issued a statement Thursday saying the decision comes after an appeals court denied a motion from the state to stay U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby's ruling.

Thompson says he's received the clarifications he'd been seeking.

Utah County was one of a handful that had been refusing licenses to gay couples even after Shelby ruled Friday that a ban was unconstitutional.

The Utah attorney general's office warned counties they could be held in contempt of federal court if they refused to issue the licenses.


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