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Montana Officials Deny Wedding License for Polygamous Trio

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By MATT VOLZ
Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana officials have denied a marriage license to a man seeking to be legally married to both of his wives after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of gay couples to wed.

Deputy Yellowstone County Attorney Kevin Gillen wrote in his Tuesday letter to Nathan Collier that the Supreme Court's ruling did not expand the number of people in a marriage and Montana's anti-bigamy laws still apply.

Collier legally wed his first wife, Victoria, in 2000. He and his second wife, Christine, held a religious wedding ceremony in 2007 but did not sign a marriage license.

Nathan and Christine Collier applied for a marriage license after last month's court ruling. He says they are seeking marriage equality and they are meeting with attorneys with plans to file a civil lawsuit.

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