Cheyenne Dawn Mockobee and Christina Ann Marie Reeves were the first same-sex couple married in Bartholomew County, in a ceremony officiated near the county clerk's office by a retired Presbyterian minister Lawrence Jackman, of Columbus.
The couple requested Jackman to officiate at the ceremony.
At about 8:30 a.m. today, the couple had vowed to stay at the courthouse with their 2-year-old son until they received a marriage license.
As many as five same-sex couples were obtaining marriage licenses Thursday. There may be three weddings at the courthouse today, with the two other couples deciding to get married at a different time and location.
A second ceremony was completed at about 2:10 p.m., also officiated by Jackman.
The second ceremony was for Carolyn Cory and her partner Maddy Halloran, who had asked for a marriage license Wednesday but were denied by the clerk's office. Bartholomew County Clerk Tami Hines had requested guidance from the state attorney general's office Wednesday before issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
Three Bartholomew County judges issued instructions Thursday afternoon for the clerk's office to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Judges issuing the instructions to Hines were Judge Stephen R. Heimann, Judge Kathleen Tighe Coriden and Judge Jim Worton.
For more on this story, see Friday's Republic.