Utahns react with questions: What happens next?

(Deseret News) Gay rights activists in Utah hailed the U.S. Supreme Court rulings on marriage, while supporters of traditional marriage called the outcome disappointing.

But how the high court’s decisions Wednesday on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 will affect Utah remains to be seen, particularly when it comes to extending federal benefits for same-sex couples who marry in other states but live in Utah.

Attorney General John Swallow said he would “vigorously” defend Utah’s voter-approved law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, though he doesn’t believe Wednesday’s decision will have much direct impact on the state.

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