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Holdouts in Utah now letting gay couples wed

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Posted: Dec 26, 2013 10:36 AM

Updated: Dec 26, 2013 10:37 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah County officials who held out on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples even after a judge overturned a ban say they will now offer licenses to all eligible applicants.

The decisions come after an appeals court denied a motion from the state to stay U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby's ruling.

Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson issued a statement Thursday saying he's received the clarifications he'd been seeking.

Utah County was one of a handful that had been refusing licenses to gay couples even after Shelby ruled Friday that a state ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.

The Utah attorney general's office warned counties they could be held in contempt of federal court if they refused to issue the licenses.

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