THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS WEIGHED IN ON THE 1360 GAY MARRIAGES, PERFORMED IN OUR STATE BEFORE THEY WERE HALTED EARLIER THIS WEEK.

U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER SAYS, THE UNIONS WILL BE RECOGNIZED FEDERALLY, JUST AS GAY MARRIAGES ARE, THAT HAVE BEEN PERFORMED IN OTHER STATES.

THIS MEANS GAY COUPLES -- MARRIED IN UTAH, BETWEEN DECEMBER 20TH AND JANUARY 6TH -- WILL HAVE THE SAME LEGAL STANDING IN OUR STATE, AS SAME-SEX COUPLES THAT HAVE WED IN OTHER STATES.

THEY HAVE LEGAL STANDING, FEDERALLY...BUT ARE NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE STATE.