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Thoughts on the Latest in the Utah Same Sex Marriage Litigation

People following the litigation over same sex marriage in Utah have gotten good taste of the real thing: opposing sides villainizing each other, long periods of no progress followed by short bursts of action, and a convoluted procedural path that both sides try to reduce to an unrealistically clear arc ending conveniently in their absolute victory. Joking  aside (there was a *little* bit of humor there), this has been an action-packed week, and people can be forgiven for being a more than a little confused about where we are at this…