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Universal Heart Ministry - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Universal Heart Ministry
PO Box 65974, Salt Lake City, UT, 84165, USA

Phone: 1 801 577-0542
Contact: Christopher T. Scuderi

Serving: Utah
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Having been an active ally and advocate for the GLBT community for over 20 years, Rev. Christopher is genuinely honored to create and perform the wedding ceremony you've always dreamed of and one which truly reflects your non-religious, religious or uniquely spiritual selves and the profound love you share with one another. Ceremonies are custom written and personalized. We provide five star quality service without the five star price tag and will travel anywhere.
USA, UT, Salt Lake City - Gay Friendly

As a gay couple together since 1992, we believe that marriage and all the responsibilities and benefits that come with it should be available to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. So we created Purple Unions, a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.

Marriage equality arrived in Utah on October 6th, 2014, when the US Supreme Court refused tohear the state's marriage equality case.

A couple weeks later, on October 23rd, the state Supreme Court dropped a hold on same sex adoptions, too,

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Gay Marriage Laws in Utah

Relationship Recognition: Full Marriage Equality
Out of State Recognition: Yes
Adoption: Yes

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Utah Supremes Lift Hold on Same Sex Adoptions

Oct 24th, 2014

Same sex couples can now adopt in the state of Utah. LGBTQ Nation reports:

The Utah Supreme Court is lifting its hold on adoptions by same-sex couples. The high court halted all such adoptions in May as the state appealed a federal ruling striking down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. But earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed that... read_more

Marriage Equality Updates: Utah

Oct 6th, 2014

We're running down some of the updates in the aftermath of the shocking Supreme Court decision to turn down all the pending marriage equality cases. Next, Utah: Utah was one of the five states with a case before the Court, so time's up. Gay and lesbian couples are now marrying once again in the state. Pink News reports:

Same-sex couples have resumed marrying... read_more

49% in Utah Support Marriage Equality

Sep 29th, 2014

Marriage equality support in Utah has risen to record levels: On Top Magazine reports:

Forty-nine percent of respondents said they should be allowed, while 48 percent said they remain opposed. Majorities of Democrats (79%) and independents (51%) support marriage equality, as do 29 percent of Republicans. Sixty-nine percent of respondents said same-sex marriage would not affect their families. Ninety-four percent... read_more

Which Marriage Equality Case Will the Supreme Court Take (If Any)?

Aug 23rd, 2014

This past month, lawyers from Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider reviewing three federal appellate court decisions that struck down the states' respective bans on same-sex marriage. If the Supreme Court chooses not to hear the cases, then the appellate courts' decisions will stand, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in the states that fall within the... read_more

Utah Marriage Equality Poll: 61% Opposed

Aug 18th, 2014

A new Utah marriage equality poll shows pretty much what you'd expect - almost two-thirds are opposed to it. UtahPolicy.com reports:

A new Zions Bank/UtahPolicy.com poll, conducted by Dan Jones and Cicero Group, shows that 61 percent of Utahns oppose same sex marriage; only 29 percent support it. And by far most "very active" Mormons oppose same sex marriage (88... read_more

Utah Marriage Equality Case First to Be Appealed to Supreme Court

Aug 6th, 2014

The Utah marriage equality case was the first in the nation to be officially appealed to the US Supreme Court yesterday. The Washington Blade reports:

On Tuesday, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes filed a petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court asking justices to overturn lower court decisions striking down the state's ban on gay nuptials. In a statement, Reyes... read_more

Utah Marriage Equality Advanced By 10th Circuit Ruling

Jul 12th, 2014

The Tenth Circuit just ruled in favor of granting benefits to same sex couples married after the state's ban was struck down. LGBTQ Nation reports:

More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married in Utah after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in 10 days after a favorable ruling from a federal appeals court. Five... read_more

Utah Marriage Equality Case to Be Appealed to Supreme Court

Jul 10th, 2014

Attorney General Sean Reyes announced that he will appeal the Utah marriage equality case directly to the US Supreme Court, skipping an en-banc hearing at the 10th Circuit. ABC reports:

Utah is going directly to the nation's highest court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday.... read_more

Utah Marriage Equality Updates 6/26/14

Jun 26th, 2014

There's a lot happening in the Utah marriage equality case, too, after the Tenth Circuit upheld the ruling striking down the state's ban. First off, the ruling was stayed, so no weddings in the near future in Utah. US news reports:

The decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower-court ruling that struck down Utah's gay... read_more

Utah Marriage Equality Ban Struck Down By Tenth Circuit

Jun 25th, 2014

Utah MapIt's shaping up to be a big marriage equality day - the tenth circuit just upheld the decision against the Utah marriage equality ban. Equality on Trial reports:

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the district court's ruling that Utah's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. From... read_more

Utah Appealing Marriage Recognition Decision

Jun 5th, 2014

Never one to give up without a fight, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes appealed the decision saying the government had to recognize the weddings of same sex couples married in the brief window of legality. LGBTQ nation reports:

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and state Attorney General Sean Reyes, both Republicans, filed the appeal Wednesday, sending the... read_more

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch Says US Marriage Equality Inevitable

May 29th, 2014

A conservative US Senate Republican thinks that US marriage equality is now all but inevitable. The Huffington Post reports:

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch conceded Wednesday it's only a matter of time before gay marriage is legal across the country, even though he doesn't think that's the right way to go. Hatch said people who can't see what's happening aren't living... read_more

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