Lubbock County to issue same-sex marriage licenses starting July 6

Lubbock County to issue same-sex marriage licenses starting July 6

In a release, Lubbock County Clerk Kelly Pinion has announced that the county will be issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting on Monday, July 6.

This comes after a week of not issuing licenses due to a required software upgrade that would allow for marriage certificates to be printed out with non-gender specific spaces on them. Pinion has previously said they did not want to issue the licenses because one line always read "Mister."

The full release states:

Re: Issuance of Same-Sex Marriage Licenses


As a result of the United States Supreme Court's recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Office of the Lubbock County Clerk will begin issuance of same-sex marriage licenses on Monday, July 6, 2015.


The Office of the Lubbock County Clerk, which is located at 904 Broadway, Room 207, will also be extending its regular business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in order to accommodate couples seeking issuance of a marriage license.


Please be mindful that a sufficient amount of time is required for the Offce of the Lubbock County Clerk to make absolutely certain that all necessary and required information is obtained from the applicants for marriage licenses so that said marriage licenses can be properly and validly issued.


Sincerely

Kelly Pinion

Lubbock County Clerk

Lubbock County, Texas

P.O. Box 10536 Lubbock, Texas 79408

(806) 775-1630 (Office)

(806) 775-1660 (Fax)

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