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Utah's Marriage Battle

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After weeks of trying to put gay marriage on ice, the Supreme Court granted the State of Utah’s wish Monday. It’s clear the war over who should be allowed to marry in Utah is far from over. On Tuesday, we’ll examine the arguments from both sides of this divisive legal conflict, and consider how the case will play out in the courts in the many months to come. We’ll also explore how Utah – one of the reddest states in the country – became a battleground for marriage equality.


  • Mark Lawrence is the director of Restore Our Humanity.
  • Lynn Wardle is a law professor at Brigham young University.
  • Timothy Johnson is a professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on judicial politics and Supreme Court decision making.
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.