Gay Marriage Ruling Spawns Calls to CA Counties

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN DIEGO (AP) - County clerks offices up and down California are hearing from same-sex couples wanting to get marriage licenses.

Officials tell The Associated Press Wednesday that they began handling inquiries within hours of the Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for the state ban on gay marriage to be lifted.

County clerks have been advised by Gov. Jerry Brown's office that as soon as the stay is lifted, they can issue the licenses. But several procedural legal hurdles remain and it's unclear how soon gay marriages can resume.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the stay won't be lifted for at least 25 days.

San Diego County spokeswoman Michele Clocks says names are being put on a waiting list. In Los Angeles, callers are being told to call back.


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