NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Supreme Court’s decision landed on the same day Nashville’s Pride festival and concert kicked off downtown.
“I cried for 10 minutes. I called my mom. I cried to her,” said one resident, Penny Carroll. “It’s huge. I’m engaged and we’re getting married. The fact that we can do it in our own state means a lot.”
For many same-sex couples, getting married in Tennessee was a pipe dream.
Some thought they would not live to see the day.
“To have full equality under the law is something that we have worked for and we have fought for and we have cried for,” said Phil Cobucci.
Lisa and Wendy Howe held out hope, waiting for the day they could get married in the place they call home. And on Friday, that day finally arrived.
“There was an avalanche of marriage equality. It went from 15 states to 20 to 30. And so we said, ‘Let’s wait and get married where we call home, Nashville, Tennessee.’ So we’re excited to be married in our hometown,” said Lisa Howe.