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Utah's Ongoing Marriage Battle

Megan Verlee, CPR
Plaintiffs in the Utah gay marriage case stand outside the federal courthouse in Denver.

Judges on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld on Wednesday a previous decision by a Utah judge striking down a law that banned same-sex marriage in the state. The ruling broke new ground by focusing on the fundamental right of marriage for same-sex couples, and the judgment could extend that right to every American. As the State of Utah weighs its legal options, and as plaintiffs in the case celebrate another victory, a panel of legal experts joins us Thursday to analyze the court’s decision.


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.