WATCH: 12-year-old addresses Utah rally on the meaning of marriage and family

Staff Reports

Hundreds of marriage equality supporters and recently married same-sex couples gathered inside the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday to deliver a petition with over 58,000 signatures calling on Gov. Gary Herbert to let stand the state’s recognition of more than 1,300 same-sex marriages performed in Utah.

Among them was 12-year-old Riley Hackford-Peer, whose two moms were able to marry in the window before the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on a lower court ruling striking down the Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage.

With his younger brother by his side, Riley spoke to the crowd about the meaning of marriage and family, and the two best days of his life:

Addition coverage and photos from the rally are here.

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