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From The Newsroom: Landmark Day For Gay Marriage In TX, Growth Through Campaigns

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Sarah Goodfriend (left) and Suzanne Bryant are Texas' first married same-sex couple. They were able to marry in Austin Thursday morning thanks to a court order. They're pictured here with their two daughters.

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

Two Austin women made history Thursday when a state district judge ordered the Travis County clerk to issue them a marriage license.

And Judge Tonya Parker of Dallas County’s 116th Judicial District Court explains why campaigning for office – win or lose - is a chance to grow. Particularly for young women.

You can listen to the top local news stories weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.