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Local same-sex couples prepare for church wedding

Crowd after the Supreme Court ruling in Washington D.C. (Source: Kara Foxx, FOX19 NOW) Crowd after the Supreme Court ruling in Washington D.C. (Source: Kara Foxx, FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - After Friday's Supreme Court decision, local same-sex couple wasted no time tying the knot.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley performed wedding ceremonies for couples at Fountain Square just hours after the announcement.
 
Sunday at the Clifton United Methodist Church, the decision is still fresh on the minds of many, especially couples who are ready to say, I do.
 
"We have several couples of the congregation who are ready to get married, who are already engaged, some who were waiting for this moment and they talk to me as they were leaving church this morning, that they are ready to set a date and move forward with planning,” said church pastor David Meredith.
 
Brian Montgomery and Steve Harris got engaged a few weeks ago after Brian popped the big question.

But before Friday, the question still remained - in which state would the wedding be?
 
"We were going to do it no matter what but now that we can actually do here and it be legal full steam ahead,” said Harris.
 
The couple plans to get married next summer or early fall.
 
"It's hard to describe this excitement but am outside of my skin on this. I'm just unable to express it the joy that I feel for each of them for all of them,” said Meredith.

The freedom to now marry is more than just walking down the aisle for some.
 
"I just feel that now I can just be me in our society,” said Montgomery.

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