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Efforts to Block Utah Marriages May Take Several Days

Jim Burroway

December 20th, 2013

Typically when there’s a ruling like this one, there’s nearly always an immediate request for a stay. But the Utah Attorney General’s office is taking its time putting the request together. Good thing, because the Judge has said that he’s going to take his time when it comes time to consider the request:

The state filed a notice of appeal late Friday and was working on a request for an emergency stay that would stop marriage licenses from being issued to same-sex couples.

“It will probably take a little bit of time to get everything in place,” said Ryan Bruckman, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office. Bruckman said the judge told the attorney general’s office that it would be a couple of days before he would review any request for an emergency stay.

Utah’s elected Attorney General John Swallow resigned last month in the wake of multiple corruption investigations. The office is now headed by an acting Attorney General, retired National Guard Gen. Brian Tarbet.



Sir Andrew
December 21st, 2013 | LINK

I don’t think they’ll get the stay. They need to show that there is a reasonable expectation of their victory at the appellate level for the court to stay the ruling pending that appeal. I was hoping that the state would realize it has a losing case and just give up rather than waste more of the public monies. I guess not.

The case and the ruling were very straightforward and there is no suggestion of error. They haven’t really got much of a hook on which to base their appeal. nay animus. And a misunderstanding of how the Constitution and a republic work. Maroons all.

December 22nd, 2013 | LINK

They have to play to the grandstands on this.

They couldn’t possibly give up at this point, money and misunderstanding aside. There would be pitchforks and torches if they tried.

And they’d get kicked off the Tabernacle Choir, too.

December 24th, 2013 | LINK

Let Utah use up state money benefiting the gay citizens of every other state with a discriminatory amendment!

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