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Same Sex Marriage Licenses to be Issued Soon in Ector County

ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Same sex couples in Ector County will soon be able to get their marriage licenses.

On Friday, the county wasn't handing out licenses yet.

That's because they were waiting on the proper paperwork.

The forms on Friday stated bride and groom.

Now, the new forms do not specify any gender.

The county clerk says they're just waiting on the new paperwork to download into their system before they hand out marriage licenses.

"Since that time, the Bureau of Vital Statistics has updated their application form, actually they've updated it twice because there were some errors on the first one that was issued. Once that application form is loaded into my software system, it's not gender specific. It basically says applicant one and applicant two,” said Ector County Clerk, Linda Haney.

The download should be ready in about two to three days.

As soon it's ready, they expect to start issuing the marriage licenses.

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