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Same-Sex Couples Wait In Long Lines To Wed In Salt Lake City

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According to reports on Twitter and Facebook, the line is out the door for same-sex couples in Salt Lake City, Utah to officially marry and receive marriage licenses in the wake of Judge Robert J. Shelby's ruling that Utah's Amendment 3, the provision that banned gay marriage, violated the United States Constitution. Undoubtedly an emotional day for many in the Beehive state.

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(Photos via Facebook and Twitter.)

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  1. That is crazy awesome. Did people in Utah know this was happening? I had no idea.

    Posted by: crispy | Dec 20, 2013 6:43:45 PM


  2. Everyone was expecting another hearing before the judge on Jan 7. This ruling came out of the blue and surprised everyone!

    Posted by: Jim Elliott | Dec 20, 2013 6:48:19 PM


  3. No, this ruling wasn't expected. As Jim said, a hearing was to come before Judge Shelby Jan 7th. A decision was likely to come shortly thereafter. I read that most expected a decision by February. Judge Shelby really knocked it out the park today and did so in a way that completely shut down any argument surrounding marriage equality being a constitutional requirement. Just amazing. Congrats to everyone in Utah! Life changing day!

    Posted by: Francis | Dec 20, 2013 6:54:10 PM


  4. Awesome. It is great to see them exercise their right to marry and to live a life with dignity.

    Posted by: Rafael | Dec 20, 2013 7:03:13 PM


  5. I just got off work and check the internet for the first time today. All I can say is this is just AMAZING! And a complete shock.

    Congratulations to all the couples!

    And because of the folks pictured it will be very very hard for the powers that be to reverse this decision. Everyone one of those couples would have standing in the future.

    Posted by: Homo Genius | Dec 20, 2013 7:31:13 PM


  6. meanwhile somewhere else in a land of why-do-they-hate-us brown folks... http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175787/tomgram%3A_engelhardt,_washington%27s_wedding_album_from_hell/

    Posted by: unokhan | Dec 20, 2013 9:11:29 PM


  7. What's with the 30-star US flag?

    Posted by: Nat | Dec 20, 2013 9:53:04 PM


  8. WE ARE EVERYWHERE!

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 21, 2013 2:52:08 AM


  9. That last photo you posted is from a rally in the summer. It's not recent, there would be over a foot of snow everywhere, otherwise.

    Posted by: Stenar | Dec 21, 2013 6:00:12 AM


  10. What? No Youtube Flashmob proposal? No color coordinating attendants, confetti drop or Youtube video montage of the event?

    This is the way people waiting for a right react. When you've been checking the news and waiting for the government to say, "Ok we recognize you.", you get in line. The couple of hour wait is worth it! Congratulations, I know Utah is going to stay an equality state.

    Posted by: Christopher | Dec 22, 2013 9:21:11 AM


  11. For all the time and BS that occurred around Prop 8 in California, it's path through the court system, and it's eventual abolishment, Utah's marriage equality was like WTF, weren't the haters and mormons paying attention to their own state? Arkansas and Mississippi get ready for a bumpy ride.

    Posted by: SFRowGuy | Dec 23, 2013 2:18:38 PM


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