Three Utah counties refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Three Utah counties refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

As more and more counties in Utah begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, three counties still refuse to do so.

From FOX 13 in Salt Lake City:

That leaves Piute, Utah, and Box Elder counties as those who have told FOX 13 they will not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the potential for criminal charges. The San Juan County Clerk’s Office said Tuesday it has not been asked to issue a license to a same-sex couple, but would “consult with our attorney” if it was.

The Piute County Clerk’s Office said it was waiting for a further ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. The Utah County Clerk has given similar reasoning, and has denied same-sex couples married licenses since Friday. On Monday, county clerk Brian Thompson was served with a lawsuit for refusing to issue a license.

In related news, the Tenth Circuit Appeals Court has yet to issue a ruling on the state’s request for a stay on Federal District Judge Shelby’s ruling.  As such, shiny happy couples keep getting married.

What a great country this is 🙂