A same-sex couple has wed in Texas, despite the state's ban on gay marriage.
According to the American-Statesman, Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant were granted a court order for medical reasons: Goodfriend has been diagnosed and treated for ovarian cancer. Judge David Wahlberg ordered Travis County Clerk Dana Debeauvoir to grant a license to the couple because they are "medically fragile," according to KHOU.
The two were wed by Rabbi Kerry Baker on Thursday.
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According to the AP, the court order applies only to Goodfriend and Bryant.
On Tuesday, a Texas probate judge ruled as part of an estate battle that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. An Austin woman was seeking to have her eight-year relationship with a woman who died of cancer in June recognized as a common-law marriage.
In February 2014, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled Texas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, but issued a stay on his order pending an appeal. That appeal was heard by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in January.
UPDATE: The Texas Supreme Court issued an emergency order blocking other same-sex couples from maintaining marriage licenses, according to the AP.