October 6, 2014
Dear County Attorneys and County Clerks,
The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order this morning denying all pending cert. petitions regarding state marriage laws. We have also received the mandate from the 10th Circuit Court finalizing its order and lifting its own stay on the Kitchen v. Herbert case.
Effective immediately, all counties are legally advised to conduct business today and going forward, recognizing all legally performed same-sex marriages. Please make adjustments to any forms or other processes, as appropriate.
We appreciate the dedicated service you render to the citizens of your counties and hope that you will encourage your team to make sure that the transition in the application of our laws occurs as smoothly and professionally as possible. Please call with further questions.
Sean D. Reyes
Utah Attorney General