Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is struck down

A federal judge rules that the ban, passed by voters in 2004, violates the Constitution. State officials say they will appeal the decision even as weddings begin taking place.

Utah, one of the most conservative states on the issue of gay rights, found itself the latest front in the battle over same-sex marriage when a federal judge Friday struck down its ban on such unions. Officials said they would seek an emergency stay while they appealed the ruling.
Nation – latimes.com