Utah gay-nuptial ban overturned

Federal judge says law violates right to equal protection

Posted: December 21, 2013 at 2:46 a.m.

A federal judge struck down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban Friday in a decision that marks a drastic shift toward gay marriage in a conservative state where the Mormon church has long been against it.

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