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.

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

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

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

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

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

— DNewsPolitics (@DNews Politics)

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)

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)

@Mrjessewalker married Mark!

— TroyWilliamsSLC (@Troy Williams)

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)

11. And everyone was really happy.

Look who go gay married in SLC!!

— TroyWilliamsSLC (@Troy Williams)

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)

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