Dissent in Utah case shows a crack in recent legal unanimity among US judges for gay marriage

  • by: NICHOLAS RICCARDI , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 26, 2014 - 9:30 AM

DENVER — A federal appeals court's gay marriage ruling contained two historic firsts: It was the first appellate decision for gay marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act one year ago, and it also marked the first time since then a federal judge has argued for keeping a state ban on same-sex marriages.

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