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Same Sex Marriage Law Brings Changes In Local Marriage Licenses

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BLUE EARTH COUNTY -

The wording for marriage licenses will have to be changed in Blue Earth County due to the gay marriage measure signed into law Tuesday.

Currently Blue Earth County's marriage license provides sections for the bride and groom. The marriages oath also concludes with "one of the applicants is a man and the other is a woman." Director of tax payer services Patty O'Connor says they will likely be meeting next week on how the county will change it's license for August 1st. O'Connor says, "Its going to be a lot of people involved in how do we make this thing right and we don't want to have to make forms more than once."

O'Connor says she suspects the offices will be incredibly busy the first week in August. She also says its very likely the office will be open on Saturday as well that week to help accommodate the extra business.