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Same-sex couple from Nappanee gets marriage license Thursday in Elkhart County

Cody Sanford and Ulises Juarez have been talking about getting married for a year. On Thursday morning, June 26, they were able to do that in Elkhart.

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 9:58 a.m.

 

ELKHART — Cody Sanford and Ulises Juarez of Nappanee were the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license Thursday morning, June 26, at the Elkhart County Courts Building downtown.

They’ve been together for about three years and have been talking about marriage for the past year.

“I’m excited because we’ve been waiting for a long time and they keep telling us, ‘no, no, no,’ that people are against it, but it shouldn’t matter what other people think,” said Sanford, who was at work when he found out that the ban on same-sex marriage had been thrown out.

Applying for a marriage license was easy, Sanford added.

“We wanted to get a license before the government tries to put a stay or something on it,” he said.

The next step for Sanford and Juarez is to plan a wedding ceremony.

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