Utah gets an extra month to file in same-sex marriage case

Posted at 1:14 PM, Aug 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-27 09:29:12-04

DENVER — The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the Utah Attorney General’s request for an extra month to file in a case involving same-sex marriage recognition in Utah.

The decision by Judges Gorsuch and Bacharach gives the state until Oct. 22 to make its first filings in the case, which centers around same-sex marriages performed in Utah after Amendment 3 was overturned.

Read the decision from the 10th Circuit Court here:

10th Circuit orderAn analysis of public records by FOX 13 found that in the 17 days after Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage was overturned, more than 1,200 gay and lesbian couples married across the state.

Same-sex marriage estimates in Utah

Utah is currently appealing the 10th Circuit Court’s ruling that declared Amendment 3 unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court could decide to take up the case.