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Natalie Dicou (L) and her partner Nicole Christensen wait to get married at the Salt Lake County Clerks office in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013. A federal judge struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional on Friday, handing a
No! People being happy while doing you no harm whatsoever!
Sure, why not.
Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that found states must allow gay couples to marry.

State Attorney General Sean Reyes' office said in a statement Wednesday it will file an appeal to the high court sometime in the next couple of weeks, rather than taking its case to the entire 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

They figure their chances with the 10th Circuit would be slim anyway, so might as well cut to the chase. Meanwhile, in Indiana:
The state of Indiana will not recognize the gay marriages conducted here during three days in June.

The governor’s chief counsel, Mark Ahearn, sent a memo to agency heads this week advising them that the Indiana ban on gay marriages is in full force pending an appeal.

The memo tells agencies to “execute their functions” as though the June 25 federal court order striking down the ban had not been issued.

Who will be the last bigot standing? Which state will hold out the longest? How long until the rest of us get to point and laugh at them?

2:56 PM PT: And Supreme Court justice Alito has just denied a request to halt same-sex marriages in Pennsylvania.


Originally posted to Hunter on Wed Jul 09, 2014 at 12:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by Kossacks for Marriage Equality and Daily Kos.

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