Two same-sex couples from Utah were married in a group wedding. The wedding took place on the stage of Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, to a star-studded serenade and in front of a TV audience of millions.
Taylor Knuth of Ogden, who walked down the aisle at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with his husband Sean Bishop, said, “It was incredible.”
A crowd of their role models stood up in their honor.
“It is magical to have Sir Paul McCartney look at you and touch his heart and say, Thank you,” Knuth, who alongside Bishop is pursuing a career in musical theatre, said.
Near Knuth and Bishop, Spencer Stout and Dustin Reeser of Salt Lake City also exchanged vows.
The four Utahns were joined by more than 30 other couples, some gay and some straight.
Recently, the Supreme Court’s stay order on the lower court’s decision over gay marriages in Utah has left many same-sex couples in limbo.
According to the Salt Lake County district attorney, those couples who have marriage licenses but didn’t wed before the apex court verdict can’t enjoy legal union now.
Moreover, those who took the advantage of the lower court’s verdict that legalized gay marriages in Utah are in legal limbo as the administration is still to decide on how to deal with such couples.
The Supreme Court stayed a federal district judge’s decision that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry.
The apex court pronounced the terse order without any dissent, suggesting that the judicial system of the state needs more time to deliver a landmark verdict of recognizing a right to gay marriage.