Gov. Herbert issues letter advising county clerks on same-sex marriages in Utah

Posted at 7:03 PM, Dec 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-22 00:11:44-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert wrote a letter and sent it out to county clerks across Utah Saturday, as many of them stated Friday they were awaiting instruction from state officials about how to proceed after a federal judge struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage.

In the letter, Herbert said state officials are working to appeal the decision and secure a stay on same-sex marriage. Click here for more information regarding the state's opposition to the ruling and the statements released Saturday by the governor and the acting Utah attorney general.

FOX 13 News' Todd Tanner spoke to several legal experts Saturday about what happens next in the legal process regarding same-sex marriages in Utah. See the video above for their thoughts on the state's efforts to appeal and obtain a motion to stay.

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The letter to county clerks in its entirety is below. It is also available as a PDF: Letter to County Clerks Dec 21 2013

Herbert's letter to county clerks