January 8, 2014 |
Same-sex marriage lasted in Utah for about 2 1/2 weeks. On Wednesday, the Utah governor's office directed state agencies to ignore the hundreds of gay marriages that were performed in the state after a federal judge struck down the state's ban Dec. 20. The move -- which has significant implications for Utah couples seeking to file joint tax returns or join their spouses' healthcare plans -- comes two days after the U.S. Supreme Court halted...
January 7, 2014 |
After a federal district judge in Utah struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage and refused to stay his ruling, the state asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put the decision on hold. The court obliged. This shouldn't come as a surprise. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby's decision was a plausible extrapolation of the reasoning in last June's Supreme Court decision striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. But it relied less on Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's majority opinion - which was notoriously murky - than on a doomsaying dissent by Justice Antonin Scalia.
January 6, 2014 |
Gay marriage advocates in Utah said thousands of lives have been thrown into disarray after the Supreme Court decided to put same-sex marriages on hold in the state while a federal appeals court weighs the legalities of the issue. The high court's ruling came just days after Utah officials filed an emergency appeal of a Dec. 20 decision by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby, who ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage violated the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples.
January 6, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah until a federal appeals court can rule on whether the state law banning the practice violates the Constitution. The unsigned, one-paragraph order did not spell out the court's reasoning in the case -- orders that put lower-court decisions on hold frequently do not do so. The order did not indicate any dissents. The decision will block further same-sex marriages in Utah for at least several weeks.
January 3, 2014 |
Lakers 110 - Utah Jazz 99 (end of regulation) The Lakers held off a late Utah rally to defeat the Jazz, 110-99, ending a six-game losing streak. Kendall Marshall had a career night, notching his first career double-double with career marks in points (20), assists (15) and rebounds (6). His long three-pointer with 45.7 seconds left on the clock ended any chance the Jazz might have at a comeback. Marshall, who recently joined the team from the NBA Development League, started in place of Steve Nash (back)
January 3, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Since hundreds of same-sex couples already have married in Utah, there is no urgent need for the Supreme Court to intervene now in the legal battle, lawyers for gay couples told the justices. They were responding to an emergency appeal filed earlier this week by Utah's attorney general, who asked the high court to call a temporary halt to same-sex weddings in the state. The couples argued that they would be harmed if the court did so. The state, they said, had little at risk at this point.
January 2, 2014 |
Lakers tonight VS. UTAH When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 13-19; Jazz 11-24. Record vs. Jazz: 0-1. Update: The Lakers lost at Utah last week, 105-103, on a put-back dunk by Derrick Favors with 2.1 seconds left. The Jazz scored a season-high 25 fastbreak points that night. Rookie point guard Trey Burke continues to post solid numbers for Utah, averaging 13.8 points and 5.1 assists before Thursday's game against Milwaukee.
December 31, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - With an emergency appeal filed Tuesday by Utah, the U.S. Supreme Court is again facing a difficult decision on whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry - a question the justices carefully dodged last year. Utah's attorney general is asking the high court to issue an emergency stay to restore a state law banning same-sex marriage that was struck down a week and a half ago by a U.S. District Court judge. Since then, hundreds of gay and lesbian couples in Utah have rushed to marry.
December 30, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY - Wade Hunt could see change looming on the horizon, a stubborn movement to legalize gay marriage that crept toward Utah's Mormon faithful state by state, one same-sex wedding at a time. But he never dreamed it would reach here. What works in California, Massachusetts, Minnesota and 15 other states would never fly in the traditional Beehive State, he believed. This is conservative country, where the locally-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made clear that a marriage is a bond between a man and a women.
December 29, 2013 |
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers talked about how much he admired how hard the undermanned Utah Jazz played in a 98-90 loss on Saturday night at Staples Center. In that same vein, Rivers said his team has been playing hard too. The Clippers played hard in losing at Golden State and Portland last week, and they played hard in defeating the Jazz. “I think we're getting that way for sure,” Rivers said. “I think we play hard most nights. "When you have the talent that we have, it's more trying to get guys to play in the right spirit every night.