Monday, January 06, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune: Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriage in Utah

Great news for the "haters," we suppose

Bad news for Utah civil libertarians, as the Salt Lake Tribune delivers this blockbuster news. Here's the lede:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday put same-sex marriages in Utah on hold, granting the state’s request for a stay while it appeals a ruling that laws banning such marriages are unconstitutional.
The court said the stay would be in place until the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver makes a decision on Utah’s appeal.
Read the full story, folks:
Even worse news for "[a]t least about 1,000 same sex couples have wed since Shelby’s ruling," whose marital statuses will now be thrown into legal limbo.

Great news for the "haters," though we suppose.

22 comments:

Dan S. said...

I'm at the council meeting now. Looks like they're acting on the rules change first, before the swearing in.

Dan S. said...

The rule change to abolish the secret straw polling passes unanimously.

Ray said...

According to new AG Reyes he's "confused" as the stay puts married same sex couples in "legal limbo". Well Reyes being a lawyer, I would expect him to realize they were married legally and will still be married if the ultimate decision upholds the states position. If that is an example of his legal acumen we may in for continued troubles in the AG's office. Get your wallets out, he will need a lot of outside help.

Dan S. said...

Now they're considering a zoning revision to allow architectural metal in commercial zones, while still trying to ban cheap prefab buildings. This is to accommodate a request from Westland Ford, but seems reasonable. The ordinance passes unanimously.

Dan S. said...

Now Susie Van Hooser gives he farewell speech. Says council seems like family. Thanks many staff by name and city employees generally.

Dan S. said...

Now other council members are saying nice things about Van Hooser.

Dan S. said...

Mayor Caldwell also says nice things about Van Hooser, and then she steps down.

blackrulon said...

Did you really believe that the Utah Attorney General was selected for his legal knowledge and expertise?

Dan S. said...

Marcia White now steps up and is sworn in by city recorder Tracy Hansen, along with the three reelected council members.

Dan S. said...

White speaks next, briefly. Other council members welcome her.

Dan S. said...

Wicks nominates Hyer for chair. No other nominations. All vote in favor. Hyer promises to encourage open communication.

Dan S. said...

Hyer nominates Gochnour as vice chair. Stephens nominates Blair. Blair declines the nomination and supports Gochnour. All vote in favor of Gochnour.

Dan S. said...

Hansen swears in the new chair and vice chair, and they adjourn!

rudizink said...

Reyes is a "Hispanic" racial "minority" recipient of his gubernatoria AG appointment. What'll he do from this pont on? Sick up to the GOP haters, of course.

Ogden Guy said...

So the voters said "Nay".


A lone judge said "Aye".


The Court said "Hang on until we can hear this".


And that represents hate?


It's good news for all the "haters", presumably the majority of the state?


Wowwwwww.

rudizink said...

Oh GAWD! Hyer and Gochnour? Ogden City is definitely screwed!

Dan S. said...

Whom would you prefer to install as chair and vice chair, Rudi?

Bob Becker said...

Hey, no fair! He was asked the question before he had a chance to arrange a meeting at Krispy Kreme with his "advisors."

AWM said...

Rudi, Point of order here. Sean is of Phillipino AND Spanish decent. That makes him no more Hispanic then Obama is "black". Ask any Phillipino if you don't believe me.

Dan S. said...

By the way, Rudi, only my students are allowed to call me Dr. Schroeder.

rudizink said...

LOL. Point well taken.

rudizink said...

:-)

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