Asked about the Supreme Court ruling that allows them to be legally married, the newlyweds had little to say, except Julie Yahr commenting, "I'm glad it passed." Julie, still wearing a blue shirt with a red Walgreens "W," and Josette Yahr left the clerk's office and got in the car, set on finding a place to celebrate.
Josette Yahr and Julie La Brot were both working Friday, June 26, in Midland when Yahr heard about a U. Supreme Court ruling that makes same-sex marriage legal in Michigan and the rest of the country.
"When you get off work, we're getting married," she said during while she was on break at Kohl's and made a phone call to her partner of more than 11 years. La Brot asked if she could leave a little early, she said, and Yahr picked her up from Walgreens.
They headed for the Midland County clerk's office, where they planned to get married.
It was the second wedding Clerk Ann Manary performed that day.
Related: Midland Clerk performs first same-sex marriage since Supreme Court's decision "By the authority invested in me as the Midland County clerk, I now pronounce you wife and wife," said County Clerk Ann Manary, met with sounds of joy, applause and hugs from relatives there to watch.
Witnesses stood by as Julie Yahr wrote her new name for the first time.
"Weird but good," she said it felt, with a wide smile on her face.
Josette Yahr's relatives, who said Julie felt like family before the marriage, was happy for the new married couple.
"It's been a long time coming," said Kristyl Yahr, sister-in-law of Josette.