Gay marriage ceremonies off to slow start in DeKalb County

FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, demonstrators stand in front of a rainbow flag of the Supreme Court in Washington, as the court was set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage in the next few weeks. Same-sex weddings could come to a halt in many states, depending on a confusing mix of lower-court decisions and the sometimes-contradictory views of state and local officials. Among the 36 states in which same-sex couples can now marry are 20 in which federal judges invoked the Constitution to strike down marriage bans. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

In this April 28, 2015, file photo, demonstrators stand in front of a rainbow flag near the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

As a handful of same sex couple applied for marriage licenses and were wed at DeKalb County Courthouse, staffers starting getting antsy.

From sheriff’s deputies to judges, workers expressed surprise at the slow trickle of gay couples arriving by 2 pm.

“We are ready,” said Probate Judge Jeryl Debra Rosh, whose office accepts marriage licenses.

More couples, many speculate, will take advantage of the special Saturday hours tomorrow.

Both the Probate office and Magistrate Court, where weddings are performed, will be open from 8 am to noon Saturday.

“They’re coming,” said a sheriff’s deputy who asked not to be identified. “You know they are coming.”

 

— Filed by April Hunt


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