US: Utah governor says he will follow the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage benefits
Utah governor Gary Herbert said Friday that Utah will recognize same-sex marriages if the US Supreme Court rules against extending an order preventing same-sex couples married in the state from receiving state benefits.
Herbert’s spokesperson said that Utah will abide by any final ruling by the US Supreme Court in the appeal.
The governor believes, however, that the fate of the state’s same-sex marriage ban should be settled first by the Supreme Court, according to his spokesperson.
Over 1,000 gay couples married in the state after a judge ruled in December that the state’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.
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