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Kathy Hodges and Patty Puyear were the first same-sex couple to apply for a civil marriage license in Douglas County. (Echo Press photo by Crystal Dey)

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A setting September sun shone through the stained glass chapel windows casting a radiant glow onto the loving couple anxiously awaiting the precise moment when they would be pronounced Mrs. and Mrs.


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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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