County Clerk’s Office Closes Pending Review Of Utah Gay Marriage Ruling

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Same-sex couples who turned up Monday morning at the county clerk’s office in Cache County, Utah, to apply for marriage licenses were greeted by a “closed” sign, the Herald Journal reported

An official with the Cache County Attorney’s office told the Herald Journal that the clerk’s office “was closed indefinitely while they review the decision,” in reference to a federal judge’s Friday ruling that struck down Utah’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional. A statement from the county clerk was forthcoming.

Utah County also decided it would not issue same-sex marriage licenses until state officials issued a legal opinion on Friday’s ruling.

The federal judge who ruled the ban unconstitutional was scheduled to consider the state’s request to stay the ruling, pending an appeal, at a Monday hearing.

The following press release was posted on the county clerk’s office door and issued to local media:

Image via Bonnie Glass-Coffin.

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