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  •  Utah would have to sue to invalidate them (1+ / 0-)
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    The issue before the appellate court is the right to marry, not the constitutionality of the marriages that took place while the court order was in affect. Those couples married pursuant to a valid court order. Indeed the order order is STLL valid AT THIS MOMENT as it has not been overturned by any higher court. A stay has been put into affect preventing the order for being carried out any further. Even if the order is overturned, it does not change the constitutionality of the marriages already solemnized while the order was in affect. That would be a separate issue that Utah would litigate at its peril.

    "Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job." --Coretta Scott King

    by craigkg on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 01:40:34 PM PST

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