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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Utah's Gay Marriage Appeal

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Today on RadioWest we’re talking about the news which just broke this morning. The US Supreme Court has refused to hear Utah’s appeal of a federal court ruling that the state’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. The court in fact turned away all of the pending same sex marriage cases, 5 states in total. Legal observers say that what it means is that after some bureaucratic formalities are taken care of, these marriages will be able to proceed. So, today on the program we’re exploring just what this means.

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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.