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Utah County To Issue Same-Sex Licenses After 3rd Stay Denial

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Thompson on Monday refused to issue licenses to same-sex couples before receiving legal clarification from the county attorney, even after a federal judge denied Utah's request to hold of on issuing same-sex marriage licenses while the state appeals the court's ruling.

On Tuesday, the Utah attorney general's office ordered counties that resisted issuing licenses to same-sex couples to do so, and he expected all counties to be granting licenses to all couples by Thursday.

Box Elder and San Juan counties will reportedly begin to issue licenses to gay couples Thursday.

According to Fox 13 News' Ben Winslow, Piute County is the only current holdout because the clerk is on vacation.

Correction: This post originally stated that Sean Reyes is currently the attorney general. He has been named to the post, but has not taken office yet.