The first same-sex marriages took place Thursday evening in Las Vegas, Nevada after a judge issued an injunction clearing up confusion about the end of the state's ban on same-sex couples' marriages.
Atkinson proposed to his partner of six-and-a-half years on Tuesday, the day the ban initially fell, at a marriage equality event in Nevada.
The first marriage license in Las Vegas went to Theo Small and Antioco Carillo, plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the same-sex marriage ban.
Video from the Clark County clerk's office showed the historic moment — and the accompanying media coverage.
Outside Las Vegas, Kristy Best and Wednesday Smith were the first couple in the state to receive a marriage license, the AP reported.
A number of other couples also received licenses and were ready to wed.
Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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