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Gay Marriage Count Tops 900 in Utah

Friday Dec 27, 2013

More than 900 marriage licenses have been issued to gay couples in Utah in the week after a federal judge struck down the state's ban.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( that Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties are issuing the bulk of licenses.

Weber County Clerk Ricky Hall says his office was doling out marriage licenses at 18 times the usual rate earlier this week.

The newspaper broke down the numbers by county. Summit County, home of liberal-leaning Park City, has issued 27 licenses to gay couples.

The state plans to take its fight to temporarily stop gay marriages to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday while it prepares an appeal of a Utah judge's ruling to the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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