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“At 10:30am on November 20, we received notice that the US Supreme Court did not grant the SC Attorney General’s request for a further delay in the issuance of same sex marriage licenses. Therefore, we are now accepting applications for marriage licenses for same sex couples.

Debora Faulkner

Greenville County Probate Judge”

Well, it finally happened! South Carolina is #35!

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Here’s the state seal. Translations are as follows . Below the tree: He has planted one better than the fallen” “Prepared  in Mind and Resources” Above her: “While I Breathe I Hope” “Hope”

Licenses were $35 but couples could get a pretty keepsake envelope for an extra buck.

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The local Fox affiliate arrived at FIVE AM  to camp out outside. Ouch.

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There was general merriment (marryment?) and adorableness, both outside…

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And inside. As always, click to make ’em bigger.  Look how excited Hughston and Edward are!

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They came back after the 24 hour waiting period with their kids. In a limo. OMG.

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Couples were able to pick up their license the next day after EXACTLY 24 hours. The first couple to apply, David and Sonny, were also the first to pick up. They were 13 minutes early.

Countdown

Countdown

It's time!

It’s time!

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And the very last couple of the day, Steve and Dru.

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Congratulations, Palmetto State residents! Thank you for all the love, and all the barbecue.

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