First Same-Sex Couples to Marry in El Paso

Amanda Guillen

Amanda Guillen, Editor-in-Chief

At approximately 12:20 p.m. on June 26, Yairo Herrera and Luke Oleander became the first same-sex couple to be married in El Paso at the County Courthouse.

Less than 20 minutes later, a few floors up, the second couple, Aixa Adame and Lacey Darcy, became wife and wife.

County Courts at Law civil case Judge Carlos Villa and 388th District Court Judge Laura Strathmann presided over the unions.