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Utah asks SCOTUS to take marriage case – Court will take up marriage soon, Justice Ginsberg predicts

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes filed an appeal on August 5, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Kitchen v. Herbert, a suit challenging Utah’s ban on same-sex marriages. In June, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower federal court decision in that case striking down Utah’s marriage law. Meanwhile, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg told The Associated Press that she believes the high court will take up the issues of state bans on same-sex marriage. In December last year, the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, the prohibition on federal recognition of Gay and Lesbian marriages, but their decision was narrowly written to avoid taking a position on state laws against same-sex marriage. Since then, 17 federal district courts, and three appeals courts have ruled in favor of marriage equality, but Utah officials insist they will defend their state’s la

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