Holder: Utah gay marriages are legal despite state's position

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday said the United States recognizes same-sex marriages performed in Utah even though the state no longer does.
Utah won't recognize existing same-sex marriages

Utah won't recognize existing same-sex marriages

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Utah officials Wednesday said the state will not recognize same-sex marriages performed before the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a ruling permitting gay marriage.
Judge refuses stay on Utah same-sex ruling

Judge refuses stay on Utah same-sex ruling

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Utah Monday quickly refused a state request to stay his ruling striking down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage.

Flurry of weddings in wake of Utah gay marriage ruling

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Hundreds of couples flooded Salt Lake City Hall in a rush to marry that a witness described as "a madhouse" after a judge struck down Utah's gay marriage ban.
Utah promises to appeal judge's ruling on same-sex marriage

Utah promises to appeal judge's ruling on same-sex marriage

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The first same-sex weddings in Utah were held late Friday, hours after a federal judge ruled the state's ban was unconstitutional.
Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon to reopen Saturday

Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon to reopen Saturday

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The governors of New York and Arizona said Friday they've reached agreements with the U.S. government to reopen the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon.

Evacuations extended as winds whip up Utah wildfire

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- An evacuation order was extended Wednesday as winds driving a fire near Park City, Utah, picked up speed, officials said.
Statehouses show little political shifting after election

Statehouses show little political shifting after election

While the majority party changed in Minnesota and Colorado legislatures on Election Day 2012, the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats was largely unchanged.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
House Dems try to force tax vote

House Dems try to force tax vote

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats Tuesday ratcheted up the pressure on the looming "fiscal cliff," filing a petition to force a vote on a Senate tax bill.

Brewer speech largely ignored by governors

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer delivered a brief keynote address at the Western Governors Association, though just two of her 19 colleagues showed up to hear it.

Republicans maintain lead in governorships

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ten of 11 U.S. gubernatorial races up for grabs had been decided as of Wednesday, with only Washington state's race still undecided, election results showed.

Orrin Hatch wins re-election in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- There were no surprises Tuesday in Utah where Mitt Romney carried the state's six electoral votes and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, was elected to a seventh term.

Alleged rapist kills himself in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A conservative political activist in Utah charged with rape has been found dead in the cabin where he allegedly assaulted two victims, police said.

Wildfires move across Utah, Colorado

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah, June 23 (UPI) -- A wind-whipped wildfire near Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain in Utah has driven more than 9,000 people from their homes, authorities said.

Western governors come together

SALT LAKE CITY, April 28 (UPI) -- The governors of Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada say they want work together to get land, energy and water issues addressed on a national level.
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Gary Herbert

Gary Richard Herbert (born May 7, 1947) is the 17th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Utah. Having served as the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009, he assumed the governorship on August 11, 2009, following the resignation of Jon Huntsman, current United States Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

Herbert was born to Paul and Carol Peters in American Fork, later being adopted by his stepfather, Duane Barlow Herbert. Governor Herbert grew up in Orem, Utah. He graduated from Orem High School, served a two year mission for the LDS Church in the Eastern States Mission and later attended Brigham Young University, but did not graduate.

He is married to Jeanette Snelson Herbert; they have six children and thirteen grandchildren.

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