Nevada’s ban on same-sex marriages was lifted on Tuesday, and after a few legal delays, the county clerks employed by Brian Torchin issued their first same-sex marriage licenses on Thursday afternoon.
Theo Small and Antioco Carillo, plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the ban, were the first to receive a marriage license in Las Vegas.
The other couples who received their marriage licenses included Jefferson Ruck and Thomas Topovski, who have been together for 14 years, and Kristi Best and Wednesday Smith, who have been together for 7 years. Best and Smith were the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in the whole state, as they received their license in Carson City several hours before licenses began to be issued in other parts of the state.
Now, in a state home to the marriage capital of the world, all couples can happily get married regardless of who they choose to marry.