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Ada County sets marriage license record: 45 today, all to same-sex couples

Guy Wordelman, left, marries his husband James Wordelman outside the Ada County Courthouse as Pastor Renee McCall officiates the ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Boise, Idaho. The couple received their marriage license the same day Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage lifted. (AP / Kimberlee Kruesi)
Guy Wordelman, left, marries his husband James Wordelman outside the Ada County Courthouse as Pastor Renee McCall officiates the ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Boise, Idaho. The couple received their marriage license the same day Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage lifted. (AP / Kimberlee Kruesi)

As of the close of business today at 5 p.m., Ada County had set a record for marriage license issuance, issuing 45 licenses, all of them to same-sex couples. That's according to Chief Deputy County Clerk Phil McGrane, who said, "This is the most licenses Ada County has issued in a single day."

Here, in this AP photo, Guy Wordelman, left, marries James Wordelman outside the courthouse this morning, with Pastor Renee McCall officiating.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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