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Gay Marriage: No Name Couple First To Wed In Garfield County

Marci Krivonen

Same-sex marriage became legal in Colorado on Tuesday after the state supreme court cleared the last hurdle. Colorado’s attorney general announced clerks in all 64 counties were legally required to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Kat Sing and Toni Grenko were the first gay couple to get a license in Garfield County. The couple, from No Name, has been together for three years.

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Now that they're married, Grenko says she won't have to worry about visiting Sing in the hospital, among other past challenges.

"I feel like we’re part of history - Garfield County history and the history of this state," says Sing. "It's something that’ll be part of our history too and it’s just so beautiful."

Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen caught up with them outside the courthouse, where they were holding their newly acquired marriage license. Sing says they had tried to get married before.

The couple is planning a ceremony with family and friends in the coming weeks.

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