The First Same-Sex Couple Was Just Married in Texas

Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant were married this morning in Austin. The county clerk issued the couple a same-sex marriage license based on a court order.

February 19, 2015 10:41 am|

From our home station KUT:

Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant were married this morning in Austin. The county clerk issued the couple a same-sex marriage license based on a court order.

The order, the county clerk’s office confirms, will only apply to this one couple, one of whom is “medically fragile.” [See the judge’s order here.]

“I am happily following the court order, but the court order only applies to this one couple,” says Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir. “And it is based on the idea that there are circumstances with this couple…one of them is medically fragile and they may not survive the wait on what the courts are going to rule in the future as a final decision about gay marriage.”

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From the Standard’s home station, KUT:

Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant were married this morning in Austin. The county clerk issued the couple a same-sex marriage license based on a court order.

The order, the county clerk’s office confirms, will only apply to this one couple, one of whom is “medically fragile.” [See the judge’s order here.]

“I am happily following the court order, but the court order only applies to this one couple,” says Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir. “And it is based on the idea that there are circumstances with this couple…one of them is medically fragile and they may not survive the wait on what the courts are going to rule in the future as a final decision about gay marriage.”

See our Storify of the news as it broke.