On December 20, a U.S. district judge in Salt Lake City surprised almost everyone by ruling that Utah’s ban on same-gender marriage is unconstitutional. The prevalence of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Utah – which has actively worked to oppose marriage equality – only adds to the drama and surprise of the decision. While the decision has since been appealed by the conservative state to the U.S. Supreme Court, there was an immediate rush to obtain licenses, setting records. Nicole Christensen, who married her partner Natalie on that first day, joins Welton this week on State of Belief to talk about the unexpected turn of events in Utah.

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