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Utah gay marriage case first in line at Supreme Court

By Deseret News 

Published: Saturday, Sept. 27 2014 6:50 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Supreme Court will start considering Monday the cases it will take in its upcoming session, including the challenge to Utah's ban on same-sex marriage.
The state's case, Kitchen v. Herbert, is among gay marriage cases in Virginia, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Indiana the justices will look at before deciding which, if any, to hear in their term starting Oct. 6.
"Ours is the lowest number, so we're at the top of the pile," said Utah Federal Solicitor Parker Douglas.
Typically, the court grants, denies or defers the petitions it receives. The multiple same-sex marriage cases, however, create a unique situation.