First gay marriage license issued in Shelby County

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The first gay marriage license was issued in Shelby County around 11:30 Friday morning.

Bradley Foreman and Chris Brower filed for their license just hours after the Supreme Court ordered all states to grant marriage licenses and recognize those married elsewhere.

Governor Bill Haslam issued this statement.

“The people of Tennessee have recently voted clearly on this issue. The Supreme Court has overturned that vote. We will comply with the decision and will ensure that our departments are able to do so as quickly as possible.”

Sophy Jesty and Val Tanco sued Tennessee demanding their out-of-state marriage be recognized in Tennessee.

There are reports of ceremonies already taking place in Nashville.

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