Manatee County Clerk to Begin Issuing Marriage Licenses on Jan. 6th

The Manatee County Clerk of Courts will begin issuing marriage licenses to all couples, including same-sex couples, on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, according to an update on the Clerk’s official website.

The changes sweeping across Florida’s Clerks of Courts comes on the heels of a federal district court order yesterday that clarified the unconstitutionality of Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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Screen Shot of Manatee County Clerk’s website, Jan. 2, 2015

The Clerk’s office will be open on Tuesday, January 6th, starting at 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. — the office’s normal business hours.

In other news, earlier this week, Publix announced it will extend benefits to same-sex spouses.