A plaintiff couple in a case heard Thursday challenging Arkansas' gay marriage ban appeared to have come prepared to marry.

John Schenck and Robert Loyd, both 64, are among the 21 gay couples and a lesbian challenging the constitutionality of Amendment 83, the 2004 voter-approved amendment to the Arkansas Constitution which defines marriage as a heterosexual union.

The men appeared in Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's Little Rock courtroom in tuxedos with matching red shirts and shoes, the Beaumont Enterprise reported.

After hearing arguments from both sides, Piazza said he was still “drifting” on the issue but promised a ruling in a couple of weeks.

“I've been waiting 44 years to get over this damn rainbow,” Loyd said. “So, a couple more weeks isn't going to matter to me.”

Lawyers representing the plaintiffs fought off tears as they presented their arguments, according to the Arkansas Times.

“There is no rational basis for why [the ban] should continue to exist,” Attorney Cheryl Maples argued. “Animus is not appropriate in establishing a law that denies people their fundamental rights.”

Colin Jorgensen, an attorney with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office, argued that the ban does not discriminate because it treats men and women equally.

The lawsuit targets clerks in only two counties, Pulaski and Saline.