Dawson Co. issues first same-sex marriage license

Dawson Co. issues first same-sex marriage license

DAWSON COUNTY, TX (KWES) - Nearly a year to the day after same-sex marriage was legalized across the country, the Dawson County Clerk's office issued its first same-sex marriage license.

County Clerk Gloria Vera says there was not anything out of the ordinary when the license was issued to two women from Lamesa.

Vera went on to say that there was no choice in the matter and that as the County clerk it's her responsibility regardless of who is applying for the license.

The office received several calls about the issuance of a same-sex marriage license over the year since the Supreme Court's ruling, but this couple was the first to actually follow through.

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