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Two Women Who Met As Ferguson Protesters Get Married

Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell first met while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of unarmed Michael Brown and a grand jury's subsequent decision to not indict the police officer who shot him.

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The two activists were married Tuesday at St. Louis City Hall — months after meeting while demonstrating in Ferguson.

They just said YES. @MusicOverPeople and @bdoulaoblongata. Love and protest. #Ferguson

deray mckesson@derayFollow

They just said YES. @MusicOverPeople and @bdoulaoblongata. Love and protest. #Ferguson

3:50 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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SO much work to be done here. Proud that #Ferguson ignited a nation, however, the work HERE is not done. So I will be HERE.

brittany.@bdoulaoblongataFollow

SO much work to be done here. Proud that #Ferguson ignited a nation, however, the work HERE is not done. So I will be HERE.

11:52 AM - 13 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

freedom to LOVE. freedom to LIVE. #ALLBlackLivesMatter

brittany.@bdoulaoblongataFollow

freedom to LOVE. freedom to LIVE. #ALLBlackLivesMatter

1:26 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tomorrow morning I am testifying in federal court against the STL police departments.

Alexis@MusicOverPeopleFollow

Tomorrow morning I am testifying in federal court against the STL police departments.

9:07 PM - 10 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The couple shared their wedding news via their Twitter accounts:

Today, in the middle of the revolution, the most amazing woman I have ever met is going to marry me.

Alexis@MusicOverPeopleFollow

Today, in the middle of the revolution, the most amazing woman I have ever met is going to marry me.

10:44 AM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I cordially invite you all to be there at 2 pm to say fuck the system with me. As I vow to commit the rest of my life to the woman I love.

Alexis@MusicOverPeopleFollow

I cordially invite you all to be there at 2 pm to say fuck the system with me. As I vow to commit the rest of my life to the woman I love.

10:49 AM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A few close friends were in attendance, as well as St. Louis City Counselor Winston Calvert.

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Alexis (@MusicOverPeople) and the STL City Attorney Winson (@wcalvert) meet. Revolutionary love. #Ferguson

deray mckesson@derayFollow

Alexis (@MusicOverPeople) and the STL City Attorney Winson (@wcalvert) meet. Revolutionary love. #Ferguson

4:28 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And @wcalvert, the STL City Attorney, is here supporting the marriage. Love wins. #Ferguson

deray mckesson@derayFollow

And @wcalvert, the STL City Attorney, is here supporting the marriage. Love wins. #Ferguson

4:06 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The staff at the marriage license office are absolutely amazing. STL City Hall. #Ferguson

deray mckesson@derayFollow

The staff at the marriage license office are absolutely amazing. STL City Hall. #Ferguson

3:53 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Images of the ring, ceremony, and celebration were also shared over Twitter.

(A little late) She said yes 😍😍

Waiting for the ladies at City Hall. Put a ring on it! @MusicOverPeople @refinedSMARTS @bdoulaoblongata

Rebecca Rivas@RebeccarivasFollow

Waiting for the ladies at City Hall. Put a ring on it! @MusicOverPeople @refinedSMARTS @bdoulaoblongata

3:14 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Y'all, this is revolutionary love. @MusicOverPeople and @bdoulaoblongata. #Ferguson

deray mckesson@derayFollow

Y'all, this is revolutionary love. @MusicOverPeople and @bdoulaoblongata. #Ferguson

3:35 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Rings. Wedding. @MusicOverPeople and @bdoulaoblongata. Revolutionary love. #Ferguson

deray mckesson@derayFollow

Rings. Wedding. @MusicOverPeople and @bdoulaoblongata. Revolutionary love. #Ferguson

4:25 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Marriage equality celebration in City Hall today as @MusicOverPeople and @bdoulaoblongata get licenses.

Winston Calvert@wcalvertFollow

Marriage equality celebration in City Hall today as @MusicOverPeople and @bdoulaoblongata get licenses.

3:50 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I'm so happy. This is amazing.

130 days ago. The proposal. Alexis. Brittany. #ferguson

deray mckesson@derayFollow

130 days ago. The proposal. Alexis. Brittany. #ferguson

4:10 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

They just said "YES!" Revolutionary love. #ferguson

deray mckesson@derayFollow

They just said "YES!" Revolutionary love. #ferguson

3:49 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

aye, @MusicOverPeople said yes. I'm so happy ^_^

brittany.@bdoulaoblongataFollow

aye, @MusicOverPeople said yes. I'm so happy ^_^

5:10 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I am over here looking in my mentions about to be in tears. You all are SO amazing. Thank you for the love & support. It means the world.

Alexis@MusicOverPeopleFollow

I am over here looking in my mentions about to be in tears. You all are SO amazing. Thank you for the love & support. It means the world.

5:09 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

My mentions are beautiful. Thank you for y'all's love and support. I'm so happy.

brittany.@bdoulaoblongataFollow

My mentions are beautiful. Thank you for y'all's love and support. I'm so happy.

6:34 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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