[JURIST] US District Court for the District of Utah [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Utah's constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage violate due process and equal protection guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment [text] to the US Constitution. Constitutional Amendment 3 [Ballotpedia backgrounder], which amended Utah's constitution to define marriage as a "legal union between a man and a woman" and eliminated recognition of any other form of marriage, was passed by a referendum vote in...

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