Gay couples wed on historic day as conservatives resist

Jun 26, 2015 4:58 PM by News Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Gay couples across the South and Midwest are rushing to marry at county clerk's offices and judge's chambers following the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. They are young and old. They are wearing gowns and suits or T-shirts and jeans. They are kissing and waving flags that read "love wins."

In Louisville, Benjamin Moore and Tadd Roberts wore matching tuxedos to the county clerk's office. They were greeted by the mayor, who gave them a bottle of champagne.

The reaction wasn't so welcoming in some of the 14 states that hadn't recognized same-sex marriage.

In Alabama, Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen stopped issuing all marriage licenses to avoid giving them to gay couples.

Governors in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas railed against the ruling.

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