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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Marriage equality and a Luckey wedding
Sedona's Mark and Greg Luckey married in California just four days before Arizona's same-sex marriage ban was struck down. Courtesy Photo
Sedona's Mark and Greg Luckey married in California just four days before Arizona's same-sex marriage ban was struck down. Courtesy Photo
SEDONA - Sedona's Mark and Greg Luckey married in California just four days before Arizona's same-sex marriage ban was struck down.

"We're a little still in shock and overwhelmed by the decision -- delightfully overwhelmed," Mark said. "It's really nice to know that our rights as a married couple are the same now as other married couples."

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