Gay Marriage

Utah AG Seeks 10-Day Delay in Gay Marriage Appeal Deadline

In order to write a better brief


The Utah attorney general's office has asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to give it an additional 10 days to submit its opening brief defending the state's amendment that bans the marriages of same-sex couples. The brief currently is due to be submitted to the court by Jan. 27.

The request comes a day after the Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced his office had hired a well-known D.C. lawyer, Gene Schaerr, to serve as outside counsel in the case challenging its marriage amendment.