Midnight wedding planned for gay couple in Key West
Aaron Huntsman, William Lee Jones to become first same-sex couple married in Monroe County
KEY WEST, Fla. – Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones spent their Monday getting fitted for tuxedos and picking up flowers in advance of their wedding.
"I am so nervous with anticipation," Jones told Local 10 News.
The Key West couple expected to be the first to receive their marriage license and get married in Monroe County. They already filled out the paperwork to get the license last week.
It's a fitting resolution for the men who challenged Florida's same-sex marriage ban.
Monroe County Judge Luis Garcia was the first to rule that the state's ban was unconstitutional.
Bernadette Restivo, who represented the couple during their crusade for equality, said taking on this case was the type of thing young aspiring attorneys dream about in law school, "where you can affect somebody's life so intimately and change the course of history at the same time."
Huntsman said they weren't rushing to become the first same-sex couple to get married in Monroe County.
"We just happened to get a break with Judge Luis Garcia," he said.
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