Gay marriage licenses almost everywhere in La on Tuesday
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana is changing the lines labeled "bride" and "groom" on its marriage licenses to "bride/spouse" and "groom/spouse" to accommodate same-sex marriages. But same-sex couples don't have to choose who is bride or groom.
Holly Vining, president of the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association, said Tuesday they can circle the word they want or mark out the other. She notes that those are record copies, not for display.
Vining says each clerk also gives the couple what some clerks call "the pretty copy." She says those differ from parish to parish.
In Webster Parish, where she's clerk of court, the certificates will just have each person's name.
Louisiana began issuing licenses to same-sex couples Monday, three days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a fundamental right.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Community says it's still seeking justice for Alton Sterling
American Airlines employee grounded after confrontation with passenger
Historic dorms in Tiger Stadium to be demolished
Second disaster hits family within a year, waiting on insurance
After WBRZ report, killer's parole rescinded