PHOTOS: Gay Couples Rush To Marry After Judge Strikes Down Utah Ban

AP

Gay couples lined up Friday in the Salt Lake County Clerk’s office in Salt Lake City, after a federal judge ruled that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

Ruth Hackford-Peer, right, and Kim Hackford-Peer, standing next to her, are married by Rev. Curtis Price, left, while hugging their two children Riley Hackford-Peer, back middle, and Casey Hackford-Peer, bottom middle, in the lobby of the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office.


Chris Serrano, left, and Clifton Webb embrace after being married, as people wait in line to get licenses outside of the marriage division of the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office.

Laurie Wood, left, and Kody Partridge, embrace after being told they are officially married by the Rev. Price in the lobby of the Salt Lake County offices.

Samantha Christensen, left, and Elise Larsen apply for a marriage license.

All images via the Associated Press.

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