This statue is located in Utah's Capitol building, beneath a mural of Brigham Young and the first Mormon pioneers traveling out west. "Utah is a place that understands the value of immigration," says Utah's speaker of the House, Becky Lockhart. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert addresses a crowd during a rally at the Western Republican Leadership Conference in Sandy, Utah, in April. Herbert reiterated his support of the state's same-sex marriage ban, which was struck down Wednesday by a federal panel. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court on Monday in Provo, Utah. Prosecutors have filed six first-degree murder charges against her. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Siale Angilau, 25, an accused street gang member, in a picture provided by the Utah Department of Corrections. Angilau was fatally shot in federal court in Salt Lake City by a U.S. marshal on Monday. HANDOUT/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Plaintiff and gay rights activist Derek Kitchen (left) and partner Moudi Sbeity stand with relatives after a hearing at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Thursday. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Chris Serrano, left, and Clifton Webb embrace after being married on Dec. 20 in the Salt Lake County Clerk's Office in Salt Lake City. Kim Raff/AP hide caption

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Derek Kitchen (left) and his partner, Moudi Sbeity, talk with the media outside Frank E. Moss United States Courthouse earlier this month, where a challenge to Utah's same-sex marriage ban by three gay couples was decided on Friday. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Dawn at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park is a favorite moment for photographers from all over the world. They'll soon be able to return to the park, given Utah's deal with the Interior Department to fund park operations. Courtesy of Wanda Gayle hide caption

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Pete Ashdown is founder and CEO of XMission, Utah's oldest Internet service provider. Flickr via Center for Study of Ethics at UVU hide caption

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Mormons line up outside the historic Salt Lake Temple for an annual conference in April 2010. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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