The state’s highest court has tossed out an attempt to undo the union of the first gay couple to legally wed in Texas.

The court-ordered marriage of Austin couple — Suzanne Bryant and Sarah Goodfriend — came months before same sex weddings were legalized nationwide. A lower court judge ordered the Travis County clerk to issue them a license under special circumstances because Goodfriend had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and her future health was uncertain. Attorney General Paxton challenged the marriage. But today, the Republican-controlled Texas Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s order and dismissed the state’s effort to overturn it. They say the challenge is moot because the US Supreme Court struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage last summer.