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Photos From The First Day Of Marriage Equality In Utah

This is the place.

1. A federal judge ruled Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional Friday, and Salt Lake County began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


ABC 4 News

@abc4utah

Couples have flooded the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office. Here’s a couple with marriage license in hand. #Utah

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2. According to the Salt Lake County Clerk’s office, a record 115 to 120 marriage licenses were issued Friday.


Adam Gardiner

@agardiner14

Congrats to my sister, their two children and “new” sister in law on their marriage today! #utpol

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3. Do you realize how much Utah loves marriage? They love it so much. And the gays broke the record.


Alex Cabrero

@KSL_AlexCabrero

The clerks office closed at 5, but people still arriving for marriage licenses. Lot of hugs and happy tears.

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4. Because they love marriage just as much as the rest of the state.


Alex Cabrero

@KSL_AlexCabrero

This man rushed here as fast as he could to sign a marriage license with his partner.

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5. There were even more people in line who wanted to get married, but they couldn’t because the county building closed.


Alex Cabrero

@KSL_AlexCabrero

The emotion being displayed inside the SL CountyClerks office right now is amazing. Historic day. @KSL5TV

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The line for marriage licenses stretches down the hall at SL County bldg #utpol #Amendment3

— DNewsPolitics (@DNews Politics)

DNews Politics

@DNewsPolitics

The line for marriage licenses stretches down the hall at SL County bldg #utpol #Amendment3

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7. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was there performing marriages.

More happy couples getting hitched by the Mayor #SLC

— SLCMayorsOffice (@SLC Mayor's Office)

SLC Mayor’s Office

@SLCMayorsOffice

More happy couples getting hitched by the Mayor #SLC

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8. And he wore a fantastic red vest.

This couple just announced "20 years!" After SLC Mayor Ralph Becker pronounced them married #utpol #lgbt

— utpolcapitol (@UT Political Capitol)

UT Political Capitol

@utpolcapitol

This couple just announced “20 years!” After SLC Mayor Ralph Becker pronounced them married #utpol #lgbt

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@Mrjessewalker married Mark!

— TroyWilliamsSLC (@Troy Williams)

Troy Williams

@TroyWilliamsSLC

@Mrjessewalker married Mark!

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10. State Sen. Jim Dabakis and his longtime partner Stephen Justesen were married.

Mayor Becker marrying Senator Jim Dubakis and his now husband. #slc

— jsethanderson (@Seth Anderson)

Seth Anderson

@jsethanderson

Mayor Becker marrying Senator Jim Dubakis and his now husband. #slc

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11. And everyone was really happy.

Look who go gay married in SLC!!

— TroyWilliamsSLC (@Troy Williams)

Troy Williams

@TroyWilliamsSLC

Look who go gay married in SLC!!

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12. Utah. This is the place.

Hugs, tears at the SL County Bldg as gay couples arrive to get married. Seth & Michael were two of the first #utpol

— DNewsPolitics (@DNews Politics)

DNews Politics

@DNewsPolitics

Hugs, tears at the SL County Bldg as gay couples arrive to get married. Seth & Michael were two of the first #utpol

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