Webster to begin issuing same sex marriage licenses Tuesday

Same sex marriage licenses will be issued beginning Tuesday morning Webster Clerk of Court Holli Vining said.

Upon recommendation from legal counsel from the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association, Vining says they are getting the forms ready.

“I was waiting on a ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, but upon legal advice, we will begin issuing marriage licenses (Tuesday),” she said. “We are in the process of getting our licenses changed over in preparation for in the morning.”

The licenses currently have places for a “bride and groom” and “Mr. and Mrs.” but those were changed Monday to accommodate the new law.

There is a 25-day rehearing period where the ruling can be questioned. As to whether that will happen, no one knows.

The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday making same sex marriage legal in all 50 states. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states in the south and Midwest will have to stop enforcing their bans on same sex marriages.

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