First same-sex couple to wed in Tippecanoe County

Dan Peo and Douglas Taylor were the first same-sex couple to get married in Tippecanoe County on June 26, 2014. (WLFI Photo/Holy Campbell)
Dan Peo and Douglas Taylor were the first same-sex couple to get married in Tippecanoe County on June 26, 2014. (WLFI Photo/Holy Campbell)
Dan Peo and Douglas Taylor embrace after they were officially married in Tippecanoe County Thursday, June 26, 2014. (WLFI Photo/Holy Campbell)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The first same-sex couple to tie the knot in Tippecanoe County was Dan Peo and Douglas Taylor.

They got to the courthouse at 8 o’clock this morning and were initially denied a license. Around 9:30 a.m., the couple that’s been together more than two years was the first to apply for a marriage license.

Tippecanoe County Clerk Christa Coffey said that’s when an order from Judge Don Daniel came through allowing her to use the existing forms. She said they are crossing out bride and groom and replacing it with applicant one and applicant two, so the license can be used.

Peo and Taylor were married outside of the Clerk’s office in a short ceremony surrounded by friends and family. They are celebrating by going to a Cub’s game Thursday afternoon.

Peo and Taylor are the first of several couples waiting to be wed Thursday. Coffey said the Clerk’s office will close at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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