TN: Maury County clerk stops officiating marriages

COLUMBIA, TN (WSMV) – A couple’s wedding was put on hold after the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

A Columbia couple was set to get married on Monday at the Maury County Clerk’s office. The invitations had already been sent out and the couple had called several times to confirm the date.

“We were supposed to have our wedding in Tom Primm commissioner’s room on 3 o’clock, July 6,” the bride said.

But just a week before they were set to be married, Maury County canceled their wedding.

Maury County is one of several Tennessee counties that have decided to stop performing weddings after the ban on same-sex marriage was lifted.

County Clerk Joey Allen said they are just too busy.

“Once they made the Supreme Court decision to marry same-sex, it was just going to cause such an influx of work that we’re already overloaded with now,” Allen said. “And it wasn’t about same-sex marriage, it just seemed like a good time to stop all marriages.”



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