Same-gender wedding takes place for first time in Abilene


ABILENE, Texas - Wednesday, for the first time, a couple of the same gender was married in Abilene.

Diana Lee Lott and Ashley Anne Wester were married in front of a handful of friends at Exodus Metropolitan Community Church.

The couple says they've been waiting since February for the Supreme Court decision that would make same-sex marriage legal across the United States.

"I don't know that it means a great deal being the first," said the Rev, Margaret Walker, who presided over the ceremony. "But I know it's the start of equal rights for all Americans. And it's just a monumental, exciting, wonderful time of justice and equality. And we're just happy."

We were able contact most Big Country counties. Other than the seven issued in Taylor County, only Callahan County reported giving out a license since they became legal in Texas. Many counties are still waiting for proper paperwork or software before they issue the licenses.