Fi rst mar­riage li­censes for same-sex cou­ples is­sued in Louisiana

Metro USA (Boston) - - NEWS -

rst mar­riage li­censes to same-sex cou­ples in Louisiana were is­sued on Mon­day af­ter state of­fi­cials held off for sev­eral days on im­ple­ment­ing a U.S. Supreme Court rul­ing that le­gal­ized gay mar­riage na­tion­wide.

Two women were granted a mar­riage li­cense in Jef­fer­son Parish near New Or­leans.

The state’s Repub­li­can at­tor­ney gen­eral, Buddy Cald­well, is­sued a state­ment af­ter the high court rul­ing Fri­day say­ing that his of­fice had “found noth­ing in to­day’s de­ci­sion that makes the court’s or­der ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately.”

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