A lesbian couple together more than 30 years married Thursday in Texas.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant exchanged vows outside the Travis County Clerk's Office. The ceremony was presided over by Rabbi Kerry Baker.

The women were denied a marriage license eight years ago.

On Tuesday, Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage as part of an estate fight.

Sonemaly Phrasavath of Austin asked Herman to recognize her eight-year relationship to Stella Powell, who died of cancer in June without a valid will, as a common-law marriage.

(Related: Judge declares Texas' gay marriage ban unconstitutional.)

Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir called Herman's ruling “a step in the right direction” at the time but declined to say whether her office would begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

Goodfriend and Bryant asked state District Judge David Wahlberg to order DeBeauvoir to issue the couple a marriage license and wave the customary 72-hour waiting period.

“It's very exciting,” Bryant told the American-Statesman before the ceremony. “My little one was worried about missing her history class. I said we'll be making history.”

The couple cited Goodfriend's diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer in arguing that the state's continued refusal to issue them a marriage license was causing them irreparable harm. Wahlberg agreed: “Given the urgency and other circumstances in this case, and the ongoing violation of plaintiffs' rights, the court has concluded that good cause exists.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, on Wednesday asked the Texas Supreme court to stay Herman's ruling as he pursues an appeal.