Early Wednesday, the office of Probate Judge Irvin Condon in Charleston said that he had issued six licenses to same-sex couples.
York County announced it will start issuing marriage licenses at 8 a.m. Thursday. Lancaster County said it will start issuing licenses at 8:30 a.m.
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The judge's attorney, John Nichols, says the way was cleared for issuing the licenses by a decision in a case in Columbia. On Tuesday, the judge in that case ruled that South Carolina must recognize the marriage of a same-sex couple performed in Washington, D.C.
Last month, the South Carolina Supreme Court told probate judges not to issue any marriage licenses until there was a decision in that case. Nichols says Tuesday's ruling was that decision, so Condon is issuing licenses.
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