- June 25, 2014
A federal judge recently ruled that Utah must respect the marriages of same-sex couples who wed during the 16 days marriage equality was legal in the state. It was an important step, but the decision was stayed. And now we wait for a ruling from the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on the constitutionality of Utah’s marriage ban. It could come any day now. And it will likely be the first-ever marriage ruling at the federal appellate level. We need to be ready and we need to come together.
This is a very big deal. Another win – this time at the Circuit Court level – gets us that much closer to the freedom to marry not just in Utah, but in the five other states (Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming) served by that court. And whatever happens, this case is surely headed to the Supreme Court which means once and for all, we may see marriage equality for everyone in the country.
The entire country is looking to Utah to see how the Tenth Circuit Court will rule. Why spend this historic day alone when you can join HRC and hundreds of friends and allies at a Decision Day rally in Salt Lake City?
Will you join HRC at a Decision Day rally in Salt Lake City the day a ruling is announced? RSVP here,https://secure.utfamilies.org/page/signup/decision-day-rally-, and we will update you when the court rules. The rally will take place at City Creek Park, 110 N State St Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 at 7 PM on the day the 10th Circuit rules.
Learn more about HRC’s marriage equality work in Utah and across the country here: http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/marriage-center.