Two women who played an integral role in the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide have finally tied the knot, and Now This News has compiled a beautiful video documenting the occasion.
Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a Michigan couple who became plaintiffs in the recent historic legal battle for same-sex marriage rights, married one another in front of approximately 300 friends and family members last week, according to Detroit Free Press.
The pair, who have four kids, initially only pursued a legal case about adoption rights, since Michigan's adoption code doesn't allow for joint or second-parent adoption. However, Rowse and DeBoer became one of the couples to join other plaintiffs from Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky in a combined marriage equality case known as Obergefell v. Hodges, wherein the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay couples, thereby guaranteeing marriage equality across the nation.
"Little did I know that you would bring me four beautiful kids... and drag me into the Supreme Court," DeBoer told Rowse during her vows. "I am honored to soon be your legal wife... You are my best friend. I promise to love you forever. I can't imagine my life without you and without our kids. I promise to stand by you forever."
Congrats, Jayne and April!
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