The fight over marriage equality has immediate consequences for families in Utah.
The office of Utah's attorney general filed emergency petitions this week to block the adoptions of children by same-sex couples like Kimberly and Amber Leary.
After a three-judge panel heard arguments in the federal case challenging Utah's ban on marriage equality this morning, court observers expect the ruling to come down in favor of the freedom to marry.
The lawyer representing Utah's governor now says the discredited, antigay parenting study from Mark Regnerus has 'very little relevance' to the state's defense of its constitutional ban on marriage equality.
Outside the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, hundreds of LGBT people and allies gathered to voice their support for the freedom to marry before the court hears opening arguments in the Utah marriage case.
Former U.S. senator Alan Simpson says everyone deserves the freedom to marry.
At a national conference Saturday, Apostle Neil L. Andersen reaffirmed the official Mormon position that marriage should be limited to one man and one woman.