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Gay marriage ceremonies off to slow start in DeKalb County

As a handful of same sex couple applied for marriage licenses and were wed at DeKalb County Courthouse, staffers starting getting antsy.

From sheriff's deputies to judges, workers expressed surprise at the slow trickle of gay couples arriving by 2 pm.

"We are ready," said Probate Judge Jeryl Debra Rosh, whose office accepts marriage licenses.

More couples, many speculate, will take advantage of the special Saturday hours tomorrow.

Both the Probate office and Magistrate Court, where weddings are performed, will be open from 8 am to noon Saturday.

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"They're coming," said a sheriff's deputy who asked not to be identified. "You know they are coming."

 

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