ArchiveTen Things You Need to Know for Tuesday – October 7, 2014Bryan Schott·October 7, 2014· Share SCOTUS decision makes same-sex marriage legal in Utah. Utahns support suing the feds to gain control of public lands within the state. Lockhart not a finalist for state superintendent job. Countdown: Days to the 2014 midterm election – 28 Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 111 Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature – 156 Days to the 2015 election – 392 Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) – 468 Days until the 2016 presidential election – 763 Tuesday's top-10 headlines: The Supreme Court declines to hear same-sex marriage cases from a number of states, including Utah, making the practice the law of the land in those states [Politico, Deseret News, Despite the legal win, the issue will likely continue to be a divisive one in Utah [Utah Policy]. Sen. Mike Lee slams "unelected judges" for the decision on same-sex marriage [Tribune]. Utah lawmakers are poised to make changes to state law about marriage following the SCOTUS decision [Tribune]. Gov. Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes say they're disappointed in the decision allowing same-sex marriage in Utah, but they will abide by the law [Tribune, Deseret News]. The LDS Church issues a statement saying the decision will not alter their theological stance that marriage is between a man and a woman [Deseret News, Daily Herald]. A number of Utah leaders react to the SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage [Tribune]. A new poll shows a majority of Utahns would back a lawsuit against the federal government to gain control of lands managed by the BLM [Utah Policy]. House Speaker Becky Lockhart is not among four finalists for the state superintendent job [Utah Policy, Deseret News]. Gov. Gary Herbert's committee on Common Core hopes to keep politics out of their review of the curriculum [Tribune]. On this day in history: 1765 – The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up grievances against England. 1996 – Fox News Channel made its debut. 1998 – Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was beaten and left tied to a wooden post outside Laramie, Wyoming. 2001 – The U.S. and Britain launched air strikes against Taliban positions and Osama bin Laden's training camps in Afghanistan. 2003 – California voters recalled Gov. Gray Davis and elected actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace him.