After a Week of Legal Back-and-forth, Plaintiffs in Case Challenging Alaska's Same-sex Marriage Ban Legally Wed

Snow, slush, a state holiday and complex legal maneuvering from the court system weren't enough to stop Courtney Lamb and Stephanie Pearson from getting married.

The two wed Monday in an impromptu ceremony outside the Midtown Anchorage Frontier Building, a mere half-hour after picking up their marriage license from the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

The day had been a week in the making.

Pearson and Lamb were one of five couples who in May challenged Alaska's same-sex marriage ban, arguing that the amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman denied them equal protection and due process rights.