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    Posted on Jan 10, 2014

    Utahns Rally At Capitol In Support Of Marriage Equality

    "It's a civil rights issue," one speaker said at the rally.

    Supporters of marriage for same-sex couples in Utah rallied Friday at the Capitol in Salt Lake City.

    Another view of married couples at #Utah Capitol, where rally is underway. #samesexmarriage

    Brooke Adams

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    Another view of married couples at #Utah Capitol, where rally is underway. #samesexmarriage

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    And they literally filled the rotunda.

    The crowd at a rally in supper of gay marriages at the Capitol

    Richard Piatt

    @richpiatt

    The crowd at a rally in supper of gay marriages at the Capitol

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    Speakers talked about marriage equality.

    We're here. We're married. Get used to it. #marriageequality #utpol

    Seth Anderson

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    We're here. We're married. Get used to it. #marriageequality #utpol

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    And the group delivered a petition to Gov. Gary Herbert's office in support of the ruling that made Utah's ban on marriage for same-sex couples illegal.

    Emotion at the state Capitol on same sex marriage- "it's a civil rights issue" One speaker says

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    @richpiatt

    Emotion at the state Capitol on same sex marriage- "it's a civil rights issue"

    One speaker says

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    This week, Gov. Herbert advised state agencies to not recognize the more than 1,300 married same-sex couples.

    #Utah showing its support for #MarriageEquality #lgbt

    Equality Case Files

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    #Utah showing its support for #MarriageEquality #lgbt

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    But Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder said the federal government would recognize them.

    Married #utah couples gather on stairs at State Capitol #lgbt

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    Married #utah couples gather on stairs at State Capitol #lgbt

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    Speaker: governor herbert you can't stop us from.creating families #utpol

    Richard Piatt

    @richpiatt

    Speaker: governor herbert you can't stop us from.creating families #utpol

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    Herbert responded saying, ""State agencies ... comply with federal law when providing federal services and will continue to do so."