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.
But the federal judge who issued the initial ruling will hear the state's argument against marriage equality in court on Monday.