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Published June 06, 2013, 05:03 PM

Clay County gay marriage licenses not ready

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - In Clay County, same sex couples will have to wait at least another month for a marriage license.

By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - In Clay County, same sex couples will have to wait at least another month for a marriage license.

The County recorder says they won't be ready until mid to late July.

Bonnie Rehder says for smaller counties, the process takes longer because they don't have as many resources. She says the process includes much more than simply changing marriage license forms.

Bonnie Rehder: “We're not prepared to accept applications at this time. We're getting our forms ready and we've been having discussions with the county attorney's office. We need to talk to our local judges so we can figure out what our interpretation of the law is."

Gay couples can legally marry in Minnesota beginning August 1st.

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