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Gay Texas comic book store owners among first to wed

The owners of a Texas comic-book store were among the first to rush to the altar as same sex marriage was legalised in the USA.

Customers at Red Pegasus in Dallas had to wait awhile for the store to open as Kenneth Denson, 38, and Gabriel Mendez, 33, were "waiting at the courthouse to see if the Supreme Court is going to let us get married."

The couple were legally married two years ago in California but wanted to do the same in Texas, AP reported.

"We're Texans," Denson said. "We want to get married in Texas."

White House celebrates gay marriage with makeover

The White House turned multi-coloured on Friday evening to celebrate the legalisation of same-sex weddings in the United States.

As the sun went down and the evening turned dark, the building was bathed in a cornucopia of colour to mark a historic day that President Barack Obama described as a "thunderbolt".

The White House celebrates the legalisaition of gay marriage in the USA Credit: White House

The decision by the US Supreme Court to legalise gay marriage means 14 US states will now have to scrap their laws banning same-sex unions.

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