Federal Judge Rules Utah's Ban on Same-sex Marriage Unconstitutional

by | Dec. 20, 2013

News from Utah

A federal judge struck down Utah's Amendment 3 — which defines traditional marriage as the union of one man and one woman— Friday, finding that it violates rights to due process and equal protection as set forth in the 14th Amendment.

U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby acknowledged in the ruling that "few questions are as politically charged in the current climate," but he said the plaintiffs in the case were asking a question that depended on the U.S. Constitution.

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