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First WI same-sex couples marry

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A judge overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage on Friday, making it legal for couples to wed this weekend. (Source: WISN/CNN) A judge overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage on Friday, making it legal for couples to wed this weekend. (Source: WISN/CNN)

MILWAUKEE (WISN/CNN) - Same-sex couples said their vows over the weekend in Wisconsin, the first gay marriages since a judge overturned the state's ban on Friday.

About an hour after sunrise on Saturday, Nicole Arndt and Jennifer Larson waited on the steps of the Milwaukee County Courthouse to get married.

"I thought I was going to be 90 years old when this happened, so I'm pretty excited," Arndt said.

The two were joined by dozens of other couples and their supporters who, after patiently waiting in line, filed inside to the clerk's office.

"Too many people have waited too long for this, and I'm not going to make them wait any longer," Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki said.

The wait for some has been years long.

The excitement and emotion of the first couple to see a judge on Saturday could be felt and heard by just about everyone.

The now married couples say that no matter what happens, from this day forward, they can loudly and proudly say, yes, they were married in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's attorney general is seeking an emergency court order to stop the gay marriages.

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