DENVER (AP) — A Republican appeals judge becomes the first federal judge to write an opinion against gay marriage in a year. Before yesterday's ruling in a case involving Utah's gay marriage ban, 16 judges sided with gay marriage advocates. The majority of the three-judge panel also agreed with gay rights attorneys who argued states cannot ban same-sex marriages. But Judge Paul Kelly's dissent said courts should not force states to permit gay marriages.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of the plaintiffs in in Utah's gay marriage case says she and her wife are "thrilled" with a ruling by a federal appeals court that states must allow gay couples to marry. Kody Partridge and her wife Laurie Wood were working in their garden when they heard the news yesterday. She called it "a big day" for plaintiffs across the country.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Hebert is telling supporters he intends to run for re-election in 2016. He spoke to supporters at a breakfast this morning that did not appear on his publicly available schedule. Herbert's spokesman says the governor did not make an official announcement. He said any official announcement would likely come early next year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have extended a qualifying offer to Gordon Hayward, making him a restricted free agent. The terms were not released by the team. The Jazz now can match any offer Hayward gets on the free-agent market. Hayward averaged 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 77 games, all starts, with the Jazz last season.
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