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Utah to seek U.S. Supreme Court review of gay marriage ruling
Utah to seek U.S. Supreme Court review of gay marriage ruling

The state of Utah will seek to appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court a lower court ruling that upheld same-sex marriage, officials announced on Wednesday. On June 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled against Utah's same-sex marriage ban. The 2-1 decision marked the first time a federal appeals court had ruled in favor of gay marriage since the Supreme Court last year forced the federal government to extend benefits to legally married same-sex couples. Utah officials could have sought an appeal of the split decision by the full court, known as an en banc review. But the state instead decided to seek permission to appeal directly to the Supreme Court, according to...

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