Ingham County Clerk to Issue Marriage Licenses Monday

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Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum tells her offices in Lansing and Mason will be issuing marriage licenses to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples Monday morning at 8:00. Byrum is choosing to ignore Attorney General Bill Schuette's instructions for clerks to wait until the appeals process has played out before issuing licenses. "He interprets the law, he doesn't set the law," she said after Judge Bernard Friedman's ruling was released. "The judge made it law this evening. I'm going to follow the law, not 'Schuette on Duty' politics."

At least one member of a couple must live in the county where they're applying for a license. The clerk's office will use the address on the applicant's drivers license. Couples can use the link in this story to download the form that must be filled out to apply. Licenses cost $20. There is also a $25 fee to waive the three-day waiting period. The Gongwer News Service is reporting the Washtenaw County clerk's office will open at 9am Saturday to issue licenses.

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