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Utah Appeal

In a split decision (2-1), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling striking down Utah’s marriage amendment as unconstitutional.

After responding to the bad legal reasoning of the Court, the dissenting judge admonished his judicial colleagues by concluding:  “We should resist the temptation to become philosopher-kings, imposing our views under the guise of constitutional interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment.”  The Utah Attorney General has announced that he intends to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.

Let us pray for our federal judges – that they uphold the legal definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman!

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