Monday, June 30, 2014

Tenth Circuit's Decision in Marriage Equality Case a Monumental Moment for Equal Justice

Press Release
The National Women's Law Center
June 25, 2014

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit handed down its decision in Kitchen v. Herbert. In a 2-1 decision for a three judge panel, the Tenth Circuit upheld the lower court's finding the Utah's ban on marriage between same-sex couples violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The decision stats that "those who wish to marry a person of the same sex are entitled to the exercise of the same fundamental right as it is recognized by persons who wish to marry a person of the opposite sex."

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