Judge whose ruling OK'd gay marriage speaks at USU

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The federal judge whose ruling allowed gay couples to marry in Utah will be speaking at a fireside chat at Utah State University.

The Logan Herald Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1saH3vk) U.S. District Court Judge Robert Shelby is scheduled to talk Tuesday evening at the university's "Fireside Chat & Pizza" policy forum series. The public event will include a discussion about his career in government as well as an open forum featuring questions submitted by students and faculty.

But the event organizer said Shelby likely would not discuss his December ruling that declared Utah's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples married during the brief period before decision was challenged and same-sex marriage in Utah was put on hold.

Shelby is a 1994 graduate of USU.


Information from: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com

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