Utah County Holds Off On Same-Sex Licenses Before Clarification

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December 23, 2013 11:15 a.m.

This post has been updated.

The Utah County Clerk’s office will not issue same-sex marriage licenses until state officials give the county a legal opinion on the Friday federal court ruling that struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriages, according to Fox 13 News Salt Lake City reporter Ben Winslow.

Utah requested that the ruling be put on hold while they appeal the decision, and the federal court judge that struck down the ban will consider the stay request on Monday.


Other counties in Utah began performing same-sex marriages immediately after the federal judge struck down the state’s ban.

Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson told the Salt Lake Tribune that he would still hold off on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples until the federal appeals court announces a decision on the state’s request for an emergency stay.

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