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Same-sex couples pick up marriage applications today

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Gay couples in Iowa can now get married.  County offices all across the state have been busy.
There is a three day waiting period before couples can tie the knot, but that can be waived.

A couple in Polk County got the waiver and was married about an hour later.

In Dubuque County, Kentaindra Scarver and Veronica Spann also got their waiver.
They were married at 1:30 Monday.   The two showed up to the Dubuque County Courthouse early.

"We were sitting in our car waiting for it to open!!!"

Both say they're still wary of Iowa's stance on gay marriage. 

Veronica Spann said, "There's always, I guess, that thought of it being taken away, and not being concrete in a sense, so once it really happened..."
Kentaindra Scarver agreed, "I was like, snatch and run, you know!"

The couple will also have a family celebration in their hometown of Chicago during the weekend. No one against gay marriage was at the Dubuque County Courthouse.

Not the same story in Black Hawk County... along with couples eager to sign papers were also people eager to deliver papers -- petitions against gay marriage licenses.

Sandra Stone, who's against gay marriage said, "I just urge people to speak up on this issue. We can reverse this, but it's going to take alot of us. It's going to take us calling our legislators and letting them know, this is not right."

Online producer:  Adam Amdor

 

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