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Clerk stops performing marriages
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The Warren County Clerks office no longer performs marriages. The policy change was made June 1, three weeks before the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages.
A sign hanging on the door to the Warren County Clerk’s Office informing visitors marriages will no longer be performed effective June 1 does not relate to a June 24 Supreme Court ruling that says states cannot ban same-sex marriage, according to County Clerk Lesa Scott.“We started that before the Supreme Court ruling,” said Scott in denying community speculation the policy change was a reaction to the court ruling.Scott says the policy change was made due to an abundance of couples coming from surrounding counties to get married here because their county clerks stopped offering that service and the situation became too much to handle.“Coffee County doesn’t do it. DeKalb County doesn’t do it, and I don’t think Grundy County does it anymore,” said Scott. “Then, Rutherford County stopped doing it.