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Salt Lake City's Out Mayor Weds Partner in Mormon Church's Backyard

Jackie Biskupski married her partner Betty Iverson at an intimate ceremony

Things certainly are changing in Utah. The state hasn't voted blue in over 50 years, but this year there's a distinct possibility the Beehive State could vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump. Meanwhile, in the capital of Salt Lake City, the metropolis's new, out mayor, Jackie Biskupski, married her partner Sunday.

Biskupski wed Betty Iverson at an intimate ceremony in Millcreek Canyon in SLC. Kate Kendell — the influential executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and a longtime friend of the couple — performed the ceremony. Biskupski and Iverson's sons, 11-year-old Jack and 6-year-old Archie, were part of the ceremony.

"Jackie and Betty have known each other for almost 20 years," according to a statement from Biskupski's office. "They became engaged shortly after the results of the Salt Lake City mayoral race were announced on November 17, 2015."

In another sign of SLC's move to the left, the city recently became one of the first in the nation to name a street after gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk.

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