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Heartwarming Images From The First Day Of Marriage Equality In Idaho

"By the power vested in me by the state of Idaho, I now pronounce you…”

Posted on October 15, 2014, at 1:44 p.m. ET

Same-sex marriages commenced in Idaho Wednesday morning, with hundreds of couples eagerly waiting to say those two very important words: "I do."

Both inside and outside the Ada County courthouse, the images speak for themselves:

Amber and Rachel. Among first with same sex marriage license.

Karen Zatkulak@KTVBKarenFollow

Amber and Rachel. Among first with same sex marriage license.

12:07 PM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Couples getting married outside the courthouse #idpol

Kimberlee Kruesi@kkruesiFollow

Couples getting married outside the courthouse #idpol

12:36 PM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wedding ceremonies begin on the Ada County Courthouse steps. #Idaho #MarriageEquality. #idpol

Better Idaho@BetterIdahoFollow

Wedding ceremonies begin on the Ada County Courthouse steps. #Idaho #MarriageEquality. #idpol

12:18 PM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Several same sex couples in line already - the first has been waiting since 10:30pm last night. Licenses issued at 10

Karen Zatkulak@KTVBKarenFollow

Several same sex couples in line already - the first has been waiting since 10:30pm last night. Licenses issued at 10

11:04 AM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"By the power invested in me BY THE STATE OF IDAHO" #MarriageEquality #idpol @MarciGlass

Better Idaho@BetterIdahoFollow

"By the power invested in me BY THE STATE OF IDAHO" #MarriageEquality #idpol @MarciGlass

12:23 PM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Minister on courthouse steps:'By power vested by the state of Idaho, i now pronounce u wife and wife' #idpol

Betsy Z. Russell@BetsyZRussellFollow

Minister on courthouse steps:'By power vested by the state of Idaho, i now pronounce u wife and wife' #idpol

12:35 PM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Oh my God, we're married!" #idpol

"I know pronounce you husband and husband." #ssm #idpol

Christina Marfice@IPTchristinaFollow

"I know pronounce you husband and husband." #ssm #idpol

12:44 PM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Couples are being greeted with cheers as they leave city hall #idpol

Kimberlee Kruesi@kkruesiFollow

Couples are being greeted with cheers as they leave city hall #idpol

12:27 PM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Choir singing outside Ada County Couthouse. #idpol

Frankie Barnhill@FABarnhillFollow

Choir singing outside Ada County Couthouse. #idpol

11:33 AM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The second ceremony here today - another couple involved in the lawsuit. Sheila and Andrea - both very emotional.

Karen Zatkulak@KTVBKarenFollow

The second ceremony here today - another couple involved in the lawsuit. Sheila and Andrea - both very emotional.

1:00 PM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ty and Becky - waited overnight to be first in line (behind plaintiffs). Already emotional about the day.

Karen Zatkulak@KTVBKarenFollow

Ty and Becky - waited overnight to be first in line (behind plaintiffs). Already emotional about the day.

11:29 AM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We're ready for couples to exit the courthouse. #MarriageEquality #Idaho

Emily Walton@Walton_EmilyFollow

We're ready for couples to exit the courthouse. #MarriageEquality #Idaho

12:02 PM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Couple getting married right outside courthouse. #idpol

Frankie Barnhill@FABarnhillFollow

Couple getting married right outside courthouse. #idpol

12:25 PM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And, like any good wedding celebration, there was cake.

Once again, organizers of the party provided lots of wedding cake for people as they exit. #idpol

Frankie Barnhill@FABarnhillFollow

Once again, organizers of the party provided lots of wedding cake for people as they exit. #idpol

12:47 PM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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