Judge Dennise Garcia marched down Cedar Springs Road from Cathedral of Hope after marrying a number of couples.

Dallas County issued 170 marriage licenses on Day 1 of marriage equality in Texas, according to Dallas County Clerk John Warren.

County Clerk John Warren began issuing licenses at about noon and kept his office open until 6:30 p.m. The office will continue to have extended hours for the first month after the ruling.

About 15 judges cleared all or part of their schedules on Friday, June 26, marriage equality day in Texas to perform weddings.

After marrying one couple, I asked Judge Dennise Garcia how many wedding she had already performed.

“I lost count,” she said, beaming.