A Des Moines pastor married two Iowa men on Friday, a day after a judge threw out the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
The Rev. Mark Stringer married Sean Fritz and Tim McQuillan, making the Ames men the first same-sex couple to be married after a Polk County judge's ruling that Iowa's gay marriage ban violated the state's constitution.
"This is it. We're married. I love you," Fritz told McQuillan after the ceremony, performed quickly on the front lawn of Stringer's house in Des Moines.