Case No. 2:13-cv-217.

961 F.Supp.2d 1181 (2013)

Derek KITCHEN, Moudi Sbeity, Karen Archer, Kate Call, Laurie Wood, and Kody Partridge, Plaintiffs, v. Gary R. HERBERT, John Swallow, and Sherrie Swensen, Defendants.

United States District Court, D. Utah, Central Division.

December 20, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Peggy A. Tomsic , James E. Magleby , Jennifer F. Parrish , Magleby & Greenwood PC, Salt Lake City, UT, for Plaintiffs.

Stanford Edward Purser , Utah Attorney General's Office, Philip S. Lott , Salt Lake City, UT, for Defendants.


ROBERT J. SHELBY, District Judge.

The Plaintiffs in this lawsuit are three gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry, but are currently unable to do so because the Utah Constitution prohibits same-sex marriage. The Plaintiffs argue that this prohibition infringes their rights to due process and equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The State of Utah defends its laws and maintains...

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