San Diego County Clerk’s office turns away same-sex couples

San Diego County no same sex weddings just yet ….

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=24916459]SAN DIEGO – Same-sex marriages are now taking place in parts of California, but Friday afternoon the San Diego County Clerk’s office was turning away couples.

A federal appeals court lifted a stay it had placed on the unions while the battle over Proposition 8 was pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Friday the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the marriages could begin immediately.

Laurence Watts and his fiancé, Fernando Buendia-Laysa Jr., rushed to the San Diego County Clerk’s Office to apply for a marriage license.

“We figured if they’re doing it up in San Francisco then they gotta be doing it here right?” said Watts.

However, the couple was told the San Diego County Clerk’s Office is not yet accepting marriage license applications from same-sex couples. County Clerk Val Wood said the office is ready, but is waiting on the official nod from the state’s…

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