Celebration of gay marriage will be held at SL City-County Building Monday night

A “Celebration of Marriage Equality in Utah” will take place on Monday, Dec. 23 starting at 6 p.m. at Washington Square, 451 S. State St., in Salt Lake City.

Restore Our Humanity, the organization which filed the lawsuit challenging Utah’s Amendment 3 and other anti-gay marriage laws on Utah’s books, is hosting the event. The group hired the legal team that represented the three Utah plaintiff couples who challenged the laws.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the ruling that brought marriage equality to Utah,” Lawrence said. “At the same time, we are heading into opposition in the form of a possible stay on marriage licenses being issued and a possible appeal to the ruling.”

Lawrence is calling on those excited about being able to get married to show respect and love to “those still adjusting to this reality.”

Speakers at the event will include Lawrence, Restore Our Humanity’s Matt Spencer, KRCL’s Troy Williams; Equality Utah board chair Cliff Rosky, and Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne, who is helping to fund the Kitchen v. Herbert lawsuit.

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