Right After The Utah Marriage Equality Ruling, A Guy Live-Tweeted Getting Married

“This is happening,” Seth Anderson tweeted Friday about his marriage to Michael Adam Ferguson — the first legal marriage between same-sex couples in the state. This is the only time you’re allowed to live tweet your wedding.

Jim Urquhart / Reuters

The first gay couple to be married in Utah — Michael Ferguson, second from right, and his husband Seth Anderson, right — kiss as Blake Ferguson, left, and his girlfriend Danielle Morgan watch after the pair married at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s office in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013.

2. Seth Anderson of Salt Lake City livetweeted his marriage Friday after a federal judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex couples marrying was unconstitutional.


Seth Anderson

@jsethanderson

Everyone in the office is so supportive

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3. Seth and his boyfriend Michael Adam Ferguson went to the Salt Lake County clerk’s office.


Seth Anderson

@jsethanderson

We are not married yet. This is so new. The clerk doesn’t have clearance… Yet

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4. They had their marriage application processed.


Seth Anderson

@jsethanderson

Wany is processing our application at this second!!

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5. And paid for.


Seth Anderson

@jsethanderson

Application fee is paid for

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This is happening

— Seth Anderson (@jsethanderson)

Seth Anderson

@jsethanderson

This is happening

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7. And everyone there was very supportive.

People are crying. This is happening

— Seth Anderson (@jsethanderson)

Seth Anderson

@jsethanderson

People are crying. This is happening

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We are waiting for a few people to show up. Then sign the papers.

— Seth Anderson (@jsethanderson)

Seth Anderson

@jsethanderson

We are waiting for a few people to show up. Then sign the papers.

/ Via

9. (Except for the district attorney, possibly.)

Wany just got pulled away by the DA.... They are trying to stop this from happening

— Seth Anderson (@jsethanderson)

Seth Anderson

@jsethanderson

Wany just got pulled away by the DA…. They are trying to stop this from happening

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10. But they are now married!

Me and my new husband!! My polygamous Mormon great grandparents would be so proud!

— Seth Anderson (@jsethanderson)

Seth Anderson

@jsethanderson

Me and my new husband!! My polygamous Mormon great grandparents would be so proud!

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SL Clerks office made it official. Clerk just handed this gay couple official marriage license. This is huge news.

— Alex Cabrero (@KSL_AlexCabrero)

Alex Cabrero

@KSL_AlexCabrero

SL Clerks office made it official. Clerk just handed this gay couple official marriage license. This is huge news.

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12. The ring!

Jim Urquhart / Reuters

13. Update:

District Attorney Sim Gill said that he has advised clerks to proceed with the marriages, saying, “As of right now, if somebody gets in line and applies, there is no prohibition against it as a matter of law,” according to KSL.

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