WATCH: Finally, First Couple Married in Michigan
BY Lucas Grindley
March 22 2014 11:25 AM ET UPDATED: June 04 2014 3:28 PM ET
With a federal judge striking down Michigan's decade-long ban on same-sex marriage on Friday, the first couple was married this morning.
The state's attorney general filed an emergency request for a stay on the order, but county clerks office opened specially over the weekend to perform the marriages before any decision could be made. More than 100 couples were married before a federal appeals court stepped in and issued a stay that will last until Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
And the first marriage reportedly happened in Ingham County, between Glenna DeJong and Marsha Caspar. The Detroit Free Press was there with a video camera to capture the moment.
"I said I'm waring my favorite sweatshirt," said one of the women.
"After 27 years," her new wife laughed, "I know not to argue."
Couples in several other counties were also married this morning, with some reports noting lines out the door with couples waiting to marry.
They can thank another couple, Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, for challenging the ban when they wanted the legal right to adopt their three children. The celebratory moment when the moms learned of their victory was also captured on video.
Watch the joyful marriage ceremony in the video below:
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