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DHHR preparing for same-sex marriages in West Virginia

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    (WVVA) Marriage licenses are expected to be issued for same-sex couples in west virginia next week.We learned this afternoon that West Virginia will not fight a court challenge to the state's ban on same sex marriage, potentially clearing the way for same sex couples to wed. Attorney general Patrick Morrisey said today that his office would no longer fight a court challenge to the state's ban. He says his office will respect the recent U.S. Supreme court decision, but that he still doesn't ag...More >>
    (WVVA) Marriage licenses are expected to be issued for same-sex couples in west virginia next week.We learned this afternoon that West Virginia will not fight a court challenge to the state's ban on same sex marriage, potentially clearing the way for same sex couples to wed. Attorney general Patrick Morrisey said today that his office would no longer fight a court challenge to the state's ban. He says his office will respect the recent U.S. Supreme court decision, but that he still doesn't ag...More >>

CHARLESTON (WVVA) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has prepared statewide offices for same-sex couples.

“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has prepared all of its bureaus for implementation of this change regarding forms (both paper and online) and its technology systems. We expect that county clerks across the state will be able to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples by Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the latest," says Karen Bowling, West Virginia DHHR Cabinet Secretary. 

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has indicated it will no longer fight a court challenge to the state's ban on gay marriage. 

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