Tag Archives: Sean Reyes

BECAUSE OIL: GOP Utah AG Vows To Sue Obama For Designating Federal Lands As New National Monument

The Hill reports: Utah’s attorney general says he is preparing a lawsuit against President Obama for his decision to designate a new national monument in the state. Attorney General Sean Reyes (R) on Wednesday said the lawsuit is one of numerous ways that he, Gov. Gary Herbert (R) and the state’s congressional delegation will fight the Bears Ears National Monument. …

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UTAH: Gay Lawmaker Claims AG Is Prepping To End Same-Sex Marriages

Openly gay Utah state Sen. Jim Dabakis has posted a Facebook message in which he claims to have insider knowledge that the Supreme Court ruling on marriage will come tomorrow or Friday. Dabakis goes on to declare that the Utah attorney general already has a legal team preparing to suspend same-sex marriages should the ruling go against us. The latter …

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UTAH: Gov & AG Make Nice, State Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Utah’s governor and attorney general today threw up their hands and said, “Sorry about all that hate. Besties forever?” Via the Salt Lake Tribune: Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said marriage licenses would be immediately issued to same-sex couples. “Not to issue one would be a violation of the 10th Circuit’s mandate and a violation of these couples’ …

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UTAH: Facebook Donates $10K To The Campaign Of Anti-Gay AG Sean Reyes

Q Salt Lake reports: According to disclosures filed with the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s office, Facebook, Inc. donated $10,000 to the campaign of Attorney General Sean Reyes on May 13, 2014. Facebook, according to its “diversity” page, “values the impact that every individual can have. We are dedicated to creating an environment where people can be their authentic selves and share …

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UTAH: Attorney General Misses Filing Deadline In Same-Sex Marriage Case

Via the Salt Lake Tribune: The Utah Attorney General’s Office failed to file preliminary documents in connection with its appeal of a federal court judge’s order that the state must honor and recognize all same-sex marriages performed in Utah after another federal judge’s ruling toppled Utah’s voter-approved ban on such marriages. A “deficiency notice” filed Monday by the clerk of …

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UTAH: Tenth Circuit Court Extends Stay On Same-Sex Marriage Recognition

Via the Salt Lake Tribune: Same-sex couples who were married in Utah in the brief window when such unions were legal will have to wait at least another week before they can begin to apply for in-state spousal benefits. Less than 24 hours after Utah announced its intent to fight a federal judge’s ruling that ordered the state to honor …

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Utah To Appeal Marriage Recognition

Via the Salt Lake Tribune: Utah intends to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that requires the state to recognize the same-sex marriages performed during the brief time it was legal in late December and early January. Gov. Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes filed a notice of appeal Wednesday in U.S. District Court. The case would go to the …

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UTAH: State Supreme Court Orders Halt To Same-Sex Adoption Cases

Last month the state of Utah filed an emergency petition with the state Supreme Court, demanding that all pending adoptions by gay couples be denied. The state Supreme Court has granted the stay petition and a local judge is furious. Via the Associated Press: The stay was granted Friday night in response to a Utah Attorney General’s Office request for …

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UTAH: Attorney General Orders County Clerks To Finish Gay Marriage Paperwork

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes yesterday ordered county clerks to finalize the paperwork on same-sex marriage applications submitted before the U.S. Supreme Court issued its stay. The stay remains in effect while the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers the long-term question of whether gay couples have a right to wed in Utah. In Weber County, about 30 …

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