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New marriage applications available in area counties ahead of Aug. 1 same-sex marriage law

Published 07/28/2013, Forum News Service

Area counties are prepared for the new marriage law that takes effect Aug. 1. Counties had to revise the marriage license applications to remove words like "bride" and "groom" and replace them with generic terms to recognize that same-sex couples may now marry in a civil ceremony. Most forms now use "applicant 1" and "applicant 2."

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