MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Now that the Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage from coast to coast, couples here in north Alabama feel they are finally out of limbo, especially those that were married during Wedding Week in Huntsville.
"We knew there was a chance that they would put a hold on it," said Wedding Week alum Eleanor White.
With marriage licenses in hand, they were confused and frustrated when Alabama's same sex marriage was halted.
"We were like in limbo," said her wife Jessica. "We were scared that our marriage wasn't recognized anymore in our home state."
"This license we've got, everything we've worked hard for could fall apart," said newlywed Mandy Vibbert. "That's nerve-racking, that's heartbreaking."
Without recognition, legal benefits are gone. Hoping it wouldn't become just a piece of paper, they waited.
"We felt like since we're in the Bible Belt, we would never get it," said Tiffany Vibbert. "We should be able to marry who we want to marry, it doesn't affect anybody else. It's our love, and it's a symbol of our love."
Now, it's law.
"I have something that no one else can ever take away from me," said M. Vibbert. "This is set in stone, I can be happy and no one can say anything about it."
But they say the fight is far from over, but they are relieved this step has been taken.