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Licensed to Wed on Decision Day



On the morning of Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States issued it’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declaring marriage a constitutional right open to everyone, including gay and lesbian couples. The Travis County Clerk’s office started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples at 10:30 AM that same day. Austin photographer Juan Moreno stopped to grab a few pictures of couples getting their licenses along with their friends and family who came out to support them.

At 8 PM Friday night, the Travis County Clerk’s office posted a tweet saying it had issued 313 marriage licenses.

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[gdlr_icon type=”icon-camera-retro”] These images are available on Flickr and Facebook.

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[gdlr_icon type=”icon-camera-retro” size=”16px” color=”#999999″]TOP IMAGE: Sergeant John Sisson (left) from the Travis County Constable’s Office Precinct One with friends Anthony Tan (center) and his fiancé AISD Board member Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias (right) / photo credit: Juan Moreno/Images by Juan.

Chase is the founder and Creative Director of, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.


october 2021