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Roane County issued its first same-sex marriage license on Friday afternoon, just a few hours after the U.S. Supreme Court backed gay marriage in a landmark 5-4 ruling.
The Roane County license was issued to two women at about 3 p.m. Friday, Roane County Clerk Barbara Anthony said. She said she can’t identify the two women.
Anthony declined to comment on the Supreme Court’s decision, which was celebrated in some circles and criticized in others.
“We just comply with the law,” Anthony said. [Read more…]