Friday, August 31

Just Married

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.

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