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Now County Officials In North Carolina Won’t Perform Same-Sex Weddings

This is what Kim Davis hath wrought (probably). All four magistrates from North Carolina’s McDowell County have recused themselves from issuing same-sex marriage licenses, citing a state religious exemption law. As a result, they have been banned from performing any marriages for the next six months.

After all four of these magistrates recused themselves and were duly punished, McDowell County scrambled to find magistrates from out of town to perform the marriages. A supervising judge confirmed to ABC News 13 that they had two months worth of coverage for marriage services in the county. A judge from nearby Rutherford County said that he and a colleague were making the half hour drive to and from McDowell County to perform marriages. As a result, McDowell County is now offering marriage services for 10 hours a week.

Want to exercise your right to marry in any state? These are the hours McDowell County will process your paperwork: Mondays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

(h/t Raw Story)

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