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December 20, 2013


Judge Strikes Down Utah Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge in Utah "struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantees of equal protection and due process," the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Wrote U.S. District Court Judge Robert Shelby: "The state's current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in so doing, demean the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason. Accordingly, the court finds that these laws are unconstitutional."












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