Courthouses Prepare For Same-Sex Marriages

Courthouses are preparing as Virginia

These symbols on the Marriage Kiosk at the courthouse may need to change.

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Courthouses are preparing as Virginia's ban on gay marriage could end as early as Thursday.

The Rockingham County Circuit Courthouse is waiting on guidance on how applications for same-sex marriages should look. For example, whether it will read bride-bride, groom-groom, or applicant 1 and 2.

They have received calls from same-sex couples in the past who were interested in getting marriage licenses, but turned them away because of the law.

"Anything we need to do here, we'll adapt on the fly. We'll make anything work as directed as long as it follows the law. Even if it's the same day., just making changes to the current forms that we have, we'll make those changes," said Clerk of Court for the Rockingham County Courthouse Chaz Evans-Haywood.

Evans-Haywood's office is not required to perform marriage ceremonies, but there is a deputy clerk that has been performing them. The office is looking into doing away with courthouse ceremonies.

Licenses will be able to be issued beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, unless the Supreme Court of the United States issues a stay before then.


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