Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, St. Charles Parish joined neighboring Jefferson Parish as one of the first jurisdictions in Louisiana to begin issuing the licenses.

Clerk of Court Lance Marino said the couple — men in their early 50s — “appeared in my office requesting the license with the knowledge that at least one other Louisiana parish had already granted such licenses today.”

That came a few hours after Jefferson Parish issued what appeared to be Louisiana’s first same-sex marriage license. The women had a leg up on other same-sex couples in the area: They work in the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court’s Office.

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