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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Massachusetts is getting a toast from hundreds of Utah couples for the state's leaglized same-sex unions.
About 300 gay and lesbian couples gathered last night to celebrate Massachusetts' stance on the controversial issue.
The party was put on by the Steering Committee of Utah Human Rights Campaign.
Organizers say Massachusetts' unions are a small step, but a first step. They hope to build from there.
The Utah Steering Committee works with a variety of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight organizations.
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