Judge Rules Utah Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

(Salt Lake City, UT) -- Utah must recognize same-sex marriages that were performed during a 17-day window after a federal judge legalized gay marriages in the state. Same-sex marriages were performed between December 20 and January 6th, when the Supreme Court granted Utah's request for a stay. Hundreds of gay couples tied the knot during the period. The governor's office had declared Utah would not recognize the validity of marriages that occurred before the high court stayed the decision that overturned the ban on gay marriage.