Summit County stops issuing same-sex marriage licenses
January 6, 2014
The Summit County Clerk’s Office on Monday morning stopped issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples as a result of the Supreme Court granting Utah’s request that they be halted.
Kent Jones, the county clerk, said no same-sex couples sought a marriage license Monday morning after the Supreme Court agreed to halt them. He said the most recent marriage license granted to a same-sex couple was issued on Friday.
Jones said his office issued 41 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since a late-December ruling by a U.S. District Court judge that Utah’s voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The state is challenging the judge’s ruling.
— Jay Hamburger