Only a few after the United States Supreme Court’s ruling letting gay and lesbian wedding in 5 states, on Monday, a lesbian couple from Virginia made history with their marriage being the very first in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Jennifer Melsop and Erika Turner, both from Centreville, (both twenty six years of age) tied the knot on the courthouse steps in Arlington in Virginia in less than 2 hours after courts started issuing licenses, stated the Associated Press.
While speaking to a leading US based news channel, the couple told that they had anticipated a huge like of same sex pairs waiting to tie the knot as they reached the court.
The two told ABC News that they had expected a long line of eager same-sex couples waiting to be married when they reached the courthouse. The couple, instead, was met with TV cameras, same sex wedding advocates asking to pay their marriage license fee, as well as the minister of Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington asking to perform their ceremony.
There were as the couples each held a rose handed to them by a clerk of the circuit court and took their wedding vows. With shouts from all across, the couple exchanged rings before they were decklared ‘wife and wife’ and then they shared a kiss.