Black Lesbian Couple is Alabama’s First Legally Married Couple

Shante and Tori camped outside of the courthouse in Montgomery, Alabama. Photo courtesy of AP Brynn Anderson

Shante and Tori camped outside of the courthouse in Montgomery, Alabama. Photo courtesy of AP Brynn Anderson

On Monday, February 10, 2015 Tori Sisson and Shanté Wolf became the first same-sex couple to be legally married in Alabama. The black lesbian couple made headlines when they decided they would pitch a tent and camp out over night in front of the courthouse in hopes of being the first to marry in the state. They did it! We also wrote about the couple a few months back when they made it clear that they did not intend to travel to another state to get legally married.

Shante and Tori were the first same-sex couple to marry in Alabama. AP Brynn Anderson

Shante and Tori were the first same-sex couple to marry in Alabama. AP Brynn Anderson

On the morning they got married, 21-year-old Shanté said, “It felt like the first time for me. I saw her in her outfit while we were outside at the courthouse and we said our vows. I was just taken aback because I get to wake up to that every morning.”

The couple first met at an apartment party over two years ago. They had no way of knowing that one day they would live in that same apartment as a married couple.

They did an interview with Buzzfeed. Click here to read more about how they met and fell in love. 

The young couple held a commitment ceremony last year and are planning another celebration for friends and family who couldn’t make it to the courthouse.

Congratulations ladies!

 

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