Gay Marriage

Supreme Court Hold Means Some Utah Gay Couples Aren't Legally Wed

Some waited to hold actual ceremony, and now the state cannot recognize them

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More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples took home marriage licenses from county clerks in Utah in the past two weeks — but not all of them are legally married.

Dozens of couples who were holding off on having ceremonies, many waiting for out-of-town family and friends, are now out of luck. Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen says the marriage license itself means nothing unless there is a ceremony with an officiator and two witnesses.

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