First Same-Sex Marriage License Issued in South Carolina

A Charleston, South Carolina probate judge has just issued the state’s first marriage license to a gay couple.

The license was issued to Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon and her fiancé Nichols Bleckley.

The AP reports:

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal of a ruling allowing same-sex marriage by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina.

In a statement, Condon said that as a result, his court is required to accept and issue marriage licenses.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is reviewing the situation.

(from Towleroad)

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