South Carolina judge to issue marriage license to same-sex couple

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – A judge in South Carolina said on Wednesday he would issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple even though the state’s ban on gay unions remains in place after actions by the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for them elsewhere. Charleston County Probate Judge Irvin Condon accepted an application for a marriage license from a lesbian couple on Wednesday. He said he would issue it after the mandatory 24-hour waiting period, unless a higher court intervened to block him. “As a result of the actions of the U.S. …

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