FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —
But the couple wanted to stay in Fort Lauderdale, where they live with their two Yorkshire terriers. So they reached out to The DOMA Project, which works to stop deportations and separations of gay couples caused by the Defense of Marriage Act.
"I started crying," said attorney and DOMA Project co-founder Lavi Soloway of when he found out that not only DOMA was overturned, but that Marsh and Popov would be able to stay together in the U.S. He said he was working to help dozens of other couples facing similar separations.
Popov said the couple feels they've been vindicated.
"It's still overwhelming, and we would like to make a difference in Florida," Marsh said.
Associated Press writer Alicia Caldwell in Washington contributed to this report.