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Final tally on first day of same-sex marriage applications in Hennepin County: 45

Hennepin County has updated its report on the number of same-sex marriage applications received on Thursday, the first day they could be filed.

Forty-five applications came from same-sex couples out of 87 marriage license applications received during the day.

Last night, the county reported that 38 same-sex applications were received, but the number was updated today because some of the county service centers were open later.

Ramsey County reported receiving 14 marriage license applications from same-sex couples.

Same-sex couples cannot legally wed until Aug. 1, but several metro area counties began accepting applications Thursday. There’s a five-day waiting period in the state, and the licenses are valid for six months.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Jim Roth on 06/07/2013 - 07:10 pm.

    Same Sex Marriage Applications

    I’m waiting to hear the news from around the state to see which counties are following the law.

  2. Submitted by Keith Ford on 06/08/2013 - 08:25 am.

    Who’s counting?

    If the law is now neutral on same sex marriage and language distinguishing same-sex vs opposite sex marriage has been eliminated from license applications, then how does Hennepin County know the numbers? Is someone keeping a separate checklist behind the counter? If so, why? Is there a similar count going on for say – mixed race applications?

    And how long will this differentiated counting go on?

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