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Utah asks for more time in same-sex marriage recognition case

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Posted at 4:01 PM, Aug 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-20 11:17:44-04

UPDATE: In a filing Wednesday morning with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Utah Attorney General’s Office acknowledged that “extensions are generally disfavored” by the court. However, it reiterated its request for a one-month extension.

Read the filing from the Utah Attorney General’s Office here:

ORIGINAL POST:

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is asking for more time to file its opening briefs in the case involving same-sex marriage recognition.

In a motion filed Monday with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, the state asks for a one-month extension citing other cases occupying its time. The federal appeals court originally set a Sept. 22 deadline in the case.

Read the filing with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here:

The ACLU of Utah, according to the filing, is opposed to the request.

Read the ACLU’s filing here:

Utah is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that ordered the state to recognize more than 1,200 same-sex marriages performed after Amendment 3 (the state’s ban on gay marriage) was overturned. Four couples and the ACLU sued the state.

The Amendment 3 case is currently being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.