Utah's Marriage Battle

Jan 6, 2014

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.