- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - One of the same-sex couples who had challenged Texas’ constitutional ban on gay marriage has finally tied the knot.

The San Antonio Express-News reports (https://bit.ly/1Tb2Z2Q ) Vic Holmes and Mark Phariss were married in North Texas on Saturday.

The couple was married by Charlie Gonzalez, a former San Antonio congressman and longtime friend of the two.

In October 2013, Holmes, a retired Air Force major, and Phariss, an attorney, were denied a marriage license in Bexar County. They filed a federal lawsuit challenging Texas’ ban on gay marriage. A federal judge in San Antonio ruled in their favor in 2014, but issued a stay pending appeals.

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal across the country.

The wedding was attended by about 300 friends and family members.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, https://www.mysanantonio.com


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