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County Clerk Will Extend Hours on Wednesday to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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At West Hollywood's marriage park in June 2008 | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist


At West Hollywood's marriage park in June 2008 | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist
If the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit doesn't stop gay marriages from beginning on Wednesday afternoon, county officials are ready to marry gay couples. Dean Logan, L.A. County's Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC), announced today that office hours at the Norwalk headquarters would be extended on Wednesday. Gay marriages will be permitted on Wednesday starting at 5 p.m. Logan said his office will remain open to 8 p.m. that night to issue Marriage Licenses and to offer Civil Marriage ceremonies. All other services will not be offered and district offices throughout the county will operate with normal hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

"To accommodate the anticipated increase in requests for civil marriage ceremonies, the RR/CC will expand the availability of ceremonies it offers at its various locations," the office explained. "Starting August 19th through August 27th couples with a Marriage License may request a civil marriage ceremony without an appointment, on a first-come, first-served basis during regular business hours at all RR/CC locations. After August 27th civil marriage ceremonies will be offered by appointment only. No appointment is necessary to obtain a marriage license."

Detailed information for couples can be found on the RR/CC's marriage website.