Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Tenth Circuit's Hands
The response to Shelby’s ruling came quickly. The Salt Lake County Clerk’s office began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples that same afternoon and some were married that day.
In a telephone interview, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said he advised the clerk to issue the licenses to all couples until some court issued orders to the contrary. “As one of the named parties, we didn't take [Judge Shelby’s order] as being speculative,” Gill said.
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