Despite morning protests, same-sex couples were making for a busy day at the Sacramento County Clerk Recorder's office.
Sacramento County Clerk Recorder Craig Kramer said that although the department's online calendar shows that his office is booked up when it comes to issuing licenses and performing ceremonies, people can still get married today.
"We have a full schedule," said Kramer. "But we will get them in."
He said those who want to get married can call the clerk recorder at (916) 874-6131 to schedule an appointment.
"At 8 a.m. this morning, between our two offices, we had 55 appointments for licenses on the schedule and 24 ceremonies scheduled," said Kramer. "And we have already had four or five walk-ins."
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Prop. 8, the initiative that banned same-sex marriage. The court remanded the case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which allowed gay weddings to resume on Friday afternoon.
A Christian group protested at the downtown office Monday morning, the first full day of same-sex weddings. The group believes that only God can define marriage.
"We have had a lot of support," said Luke Otterstad, a spokesman for the group said today. "We have a lot of honks and thumbs up."
Kramer said if a couple is planning to come in it is a good idea to fill out an application on line before going to the clerk recorder's office.
An application form is at http://www.ccr.saccounty.net/Pages/MarriageLicensesAndCeremonies.aspx
Clerk-Recorder offices in Yolo, El Dorado and Placer Counties said today they were ready to issues licenses to same-sex couples.
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