Deseret New. Associated Press. But Lt. On July 7,Governor Brownback issued an executive order to prohibit "state government from taking any discriminatory action against any 'individual clergy or religious leader,' or any 'religious organization' that chooses not to participate in a marriage that is inconsistent with its sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.
Inthe Utah State Legislature reduced the penalty for sodomy from a felony to a misdemeanor. Retrieved October 9,
Or, was this person just looking for an opportunity to commit such a crime? Retrieved June 30, In response to the adoption in of California's Proposition 8Equality Utah leaders launched the group's Common Ground Initiative.
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The Salt Lake Tribune. HCR would repeal the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions, and HB would replace statute references to "husband and wife" with "spouses". Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Federal Government will recognize the 1, same-sex marriages that had already been performed in Utah prior to the stay.
Hidden categories: Use mdy dates from October Many people of faith remain staunchly opposed to expanding legal protections for members of the LGBTQ community.
The sodomy statute would remain in force until when the U. Retrieved July 24, September 29, Hodges on June 26, , which ruled that the denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples is unconstitutional, the number of judicial districts issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples increased steadily.