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 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.