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In pictures: Same-sex couples tie the knot in Utah

In the wake of a court ruling declaring the conservative state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, many couples rushed to apply for licences and formalize their relationships

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Utah state senator Jim Dabakis, left, is married to his partner of 27 years, Stephen Justesen, right, by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, middle, at the Salt Lake County office building in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013.

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The first gay couple to be married in Utah, Michael Ferguson (second from right) and his husband Seth Anderson (right), kiss as Blake Ferguson (left) and his girlfriend Danielle Morgan watch after the pair married at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s office in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013.

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Natalie Dicou, left, and her partner Nicole Christensen, and James Goodman and his partner Jeffrey Gomez wait to get married at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s office in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013.

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Lindi Gardiner (left) and her partner Joanna Barney get married at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s office in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013.

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Kim Hackford-Peer (left) marries her partner Ruth Hackford-Peer as Ruth holds their son Casey, 7, at the Salt Lake County office building in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013.

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Elenor Heyborne (left) and her partner Marina Gomberg apply for a marriage licence at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s office in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013.

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Couples wait to apply for marriage licences at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s office in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 20, 2013.

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Jessica Chavez, left, and her partner, Alecia Conder, walk through the snow as they leave the Ogden clerks and auditors office after it had canceled its special Saturday opening to issue marriage licenses in Ogden, Utah, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

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