Kimball of the U. The Vermont Supreme Court rules that same-sex couples are entitled to the same benefits and protections as married heterosexual couples. Greenville, Miss. Hidden categories: Use mdy dates from January Yahoo Finance.
The consultation group then advised the vestry, which ultimately made the decision to allow same-sex marriages at the congregation. Digital Journal. The bill would have provided domestic partner benefits to county government employees including those who are part of same-sex relationships.
In May, the court upheld the ban, but also ruled that gay couples who wed before the ban took effect would remain legally married. Most Read. Edit Close. Retrieved December 24,
Public Policy Polling. The bill would have changed the terms "husband and wife" to "spouses" or "married couple" thus making all mentions to marriage gender-neutral. In response, Governor of Utah Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes announced that Utah would comply with the decision of the Court and swiftly advise state agencies to recognize legally performed same-sex marriages.
Hundreds of same-sex couples descended on county clerk offices around the state of Utah to request marriage licenses. Gay marriage is banned in Utah. Herbert said in a statement. On the same day, Governor Mike Leavitt signed the bill into law.
The Davis Clipper. On January 21, , the ACLU brought suit on behalf of four same-sex couples married in Utah during that period, raising concerns about the impact of Utah's action on their adoption, parenting, and health benefits rights. Registered foreign marriages confer limited rights.