And just like that, in only about 10 minutes, their decade and a half of waiting came to a happy end.

"It was very solemn, very emotional and very happy all at the same time," said Cherne.

Cherne and Killion are planning on moving to La Crescent as soon as possible.

Cherne works in Wisconsin so they said there's plenty of legal issues they need to sort through still, because Wisconsin does not recognize same-sex marriages.

Wisconsin voters approved a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman in 2006.