First Same-Sex Couple Exchanges Wedding Vows In Guam

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Court decision paves way for legalized marriage

By Masako Watanabe

HAGÅTÑA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, June 9, 2015) – Nikki Dismuke and Deasia Johnson became the first same-sex couple to wed in Guam, as they exchanged vows shortly after receiving their marriage license at the Department of Public Health and Social Services this morning.

Public Health Director James Gillan officiated the wedding.

The couple were first in line at the agency, waiting for its 8 a.m. opening on the first day that gay marriages could be legally performed on island.

They stepped aside so Kathleen M. Aguero and Loretta M. Pangelinan — whose federal lawsuit win paved the way for gay marriages on island — would be the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license.

Upon becoming the second same-sex couple to receive a marriage license, they wasted no time in tying the knot. Aguero and Pangelinan served as witnesses.

Pacific Daily News photographer Rick Cruz contributed to this report.

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