"For her to know that we're able to be married like other families is a really big deal," Bordson told KARE, choking back tears.
Nolle reached for his hand.
In Rhode Island, the first marriages were planned for Thursday morning.
The sponsor of the state's same-sex marriage law, Sen. Donna Nesselbush, plans to be at Pawtucket City Hall to greet them, she told CNN affiliate WPRI .
"As the only openly gay senator and as the prime sponsor of the bill in the Senate, (Thursday) is a day that I wish to remember both professionally and personally," she said.
She wants the day to be about love and commitment.