Updated Dec 20, 2013 - 5:49 pm
Phoenix man married after Utah strikes gay marriage ban
PHOENIX -- A man from Phoenix married his partner on Friday after a Utah judge struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage.
Seth Anderson, a Phoenix native now living in Salt Lake City, and his partner, Michael Ferguson, were married just a few hours after the ban ended.
Me and my new husband!! My polygamous Mormon great grandparents would be so proud! pic.twitter.com/82xyh9GJoS— Seth Anderson (@jsethanderson) December 20, 2013
In multiple tweets, Anderson chronicled he and Ferguson's trip to the county clerk's office to apply for a marriage license.
We are not married yet. This is so new. The clerk doesn't have clearance... Yet— Seth Anderson (@jsethanderson) December 20, 2013
This is happening pic.twitter.com/uTuq1peV9m— Seth Anderson (@jsethanderson) December 20, 2013
More of Anderson's tweets said that lines were out the door at the Salt Lake City office he was at.
Despite a judge striking the ban, the Utah attorney general's office has requested an emergency stay to stop same-sex marriages in the state so they can review the ruling and file an appeal.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.