Churches urge high court to act on gay marriage

FILE - This photo taken on Monday, May 12, 2014, shows the certificate of marriage presented to Kathy Chambery, and her partner, Marilyn Haring of 23 years, after they were married at Magistrate Court in Santa Fe, N.M. More than half of marriage licenses issued from Santa Fe County in the last year have gone to same-sex couples. Data from the Santa Fe County Clerk's Office shows that the number of licenses given out doubled and 55 percent went to same-sex couples. New Mexico became the 17th state to legalize same-sex marriage on Dec. 19, through a unanimous ruling by the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Jane Phillips)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church and four religious organizations are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and settle once and for all the question of whether states can outlaw gay marriage.

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