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Utah's First Gay Marriage Has Happened!

There is no waiting period in Utah. Couples that wish to marry there might want to do so immediately, as many expect the state to rush an appeal for a stay to the Tenth Circuit Court.

Via the Q Salt Lake:
Michael Adam Ferguson and J. Seth Anderson may well be Utah’s first gay couple to legally marry in the state of Utah. The couple, hearing that U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby has declared Utah’s Amendment 3 as unconstitutional, went to Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen’s office asking for a marriage license. Deputy Salt Lake County Clerk Wany Morrison was in tears as she handed the couple their license to marry. As the couple was awaiting an officiant, Morrison told the couple she would marry them, but was pulled out of the ceremony by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, who said he wanted to wait on official notice from the state. QSaltLake reporter Bob Henline, who is also an official marriage officiant, married the couple on the spot.
Congrats Michael and Seth!

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