Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize gay marriage Monday. Several same-sex couples gathered at the Sheraton Waikiki for a group wedding just after midnight, when they were able to apply for marriage licenses, according to the Associated Press.
After having their marriage license approved by the State of Hawaii, Melissa Vomvoris, left, a licensed marriage agent, gives a high five to couple Keola Akana, second from left, and Ethan Wung, right, as Rev. Brian Grieves looks on.
As Rev. Dodi Rose, center, performs the wedding ceremony, Isajah Morales left, places a ring on her partner, Saralyn Morales.
Gary Bradley, left, kisses his partner Paul Perry before the start of their wedding ceremony.
Shaun Campbell, left, and partner Tony Singh are congratulated by guests after their wedding.
All images via the Associated Press.
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