Dozens of same-sex couples have been rushing to county courthouses throughout the state to get married.
While many say they're full of excitement, there are also some nerves: Questions about what it means to get married, and what their family will legally look like.
Some who oppose gay marriage are also making their voices heard.
Lynn Gaskins and Christy Alston got married in Raleigh on Monday. Even after the ceremony, Alston was edgy.
"I'm nervous. Still nervous. It's a big responsibility. I can't believe I'm married now. Wow."