COMING TO TEXAS: First Same-Sex Couple Marries In Texas Despite Ban

Published on February 19, 2015

It took place in – you guessed it – Austin, Texas.

County officials in Austin have married a same-sex couple under a one-time court order Thursday, despite the state’s ban on gay marriage.

County officials said the order was issued for medical reasons.

Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant have been together for more than 30 years.

“We’ve had a wonderful relationship,” said Goodfriend. “And the ability to finally celebrate that, to be able to be married to the love of my life, this is just probably the happiest day of my life.”

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