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Two Utah Same-Sex Couples Marry at the 2014 Grammy Awards

by Norris Law Group on January 27, 2014

Two same-sex couples from Utah were married in a group wedding on the stage of Sunday night’s Grammy Awards in front of an audience of millions and a serenade by “music royalty.”

Taylor Knuth, a resident of Ogden walked down the aisle at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with his now-husband Sean Bishop, while a crowd of their role models stood up to honor them and dozens of other couples who were married in the same ceremony. The participants included a mix of heterosexual couples, interracial couples and same-sex couples.

Knuth called the experience “incredible,” and said, “It is magical to have Sir Paul McCartney look at you and touch his heart and say, ‘Thank you’…These are people we looked up to our whole life.” Knuth and Bishop are both pursuing careers in musical theatre.

Spencer Stout and Dustin Reeser ­­— who now share the surname Reeser-Stout — of Salt Lake City exchanged vows in the same ceremony.

Stout proposed to Reeser in September 2013 with a flash mob in the lumber aisle of Salt Lake City’s Home Depot. But neither knew that the time that their proposal video would go viral — or that Madonna, Mary Lambert and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (winners of the Grammy for “Best New Artist”) would be in their wedding. Queen Latifah officiated at the ceremony.

The two Utah couples were joined by over thirty more in the group wedding. The ceremony was accompanied by Macklemore and Lewis’ “Same Love,” a song written by Mary Lambert in support of marriage equality.

Attorney Graham Norris and his associates at the Norris Law Group serve the residents of Utah County and throughout Utah in the area of family law. Contact them today at 801-932-1238 or online for a free consultation.

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