One group says county clerks should be protected by sheriffs if they choose to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Utah's attorney general has filed an emergency request for a stay of a December ruling that brought marriage equality to Utah.
The new attorney general will hire someone to fight marriage equality in the Beehive state, and legislators have approved an amount equal to what was spent fighting the Defense of Marriage Act.
The last four holdout counties in Utah will now issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as the state continues to seek a stay — and, eventually, an overturn — of a judge's marriage equality ruling.
Gov. Bob McDonnell's duties do not involve enforcing marriage laws, so he'll no longer be a defendant in the suit seeking marriage equality in the state, a judge has ruled.