Salt Lake mayor marries gay couple after ban ended

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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, Derek Kitchen, left, and his partner Moudi Sbeity look at each other following court in Salt Lake City. A challenge to Utah's same-sex marriage ban by three gay couples was back in court Dec. 4, as a federal court judge heard arguments. A federal judge struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in a decision that brings a nationwide shift toward allowing gay marriage to a conservative state where the Mormon church has long been against it. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cheers erupted as the mayor of Salt Lake City officiated the first gay marriage ceremony in the state in an office building about three miles from the headquarters of the Mormon church.

The ceremony occurred as dozens of couples were lined up to get marriage licenses.

A federal judge struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban Friday.

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.