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Same-sex marriages continue in Davis County
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Crowds gathered at the clerks office at 8 a.m. Monday morning. Photo by Tom Busselberg | Davis Clipper
Crowds gathered at the clerks office at 8 a.m. Monday morning. Photo by Tom Busselberg | Davis Clipper
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FARMINGTON - The Davis County Clerk's office planned to take marriage license applications until 11:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Christmas Eve. County offices were scheduled to close at noon for the holiday.

"We ended up with 119 marriage licenses Monday, and will probably have 150 by the time we close today," said Davis County Clerk/Auditor Steve Rawlings.

Many same-sex couples have come to Farmington since Monday, with some citing long lines in Salt Lake County as their reason for doing so.

"We are being praised on Facebook and on talk radio for the great service we're providing," Rawlings said.

The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, after being closed all day Christmas, Dec. 25.

The rush on same-sex marriages came after Robert J. Shelby of the U.S. District Court struck down the Utah's Amendment 3 on Friday afternoon. The summary judgment came after a lawsuit suit was brought against Governor Gary Herbert and the State of Utah.

Amendment 3 defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman, while refusing state recognition of any other union as legal. It was passed into law in 2004.

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