APPLETON, Wis. — The county clerk in Appleton is accepting applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples after nearly 100 people refused to leave her office without completing forms.
Kathy Flores was one of those waiting to apply for a license. She says dozens of people gathered at O’Bright’s office responded that they weren’t leaving until licenses were issued.
A county attorney then told O’Bright to begin accepting applications. But, unlike some other county clerks, O’Bright is not waiving Wisconsin’s five-day waiting period unless there are extenuating circumstances.
A federal judge declared Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional Friday but did not order counties to start issuing licenses.
Update: Clerks in Green Bay alos began accepting applications for licenses late Monday morning.
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