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Tennessee counties react to SCOTUS ruling

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled same-sex marriage as constitutional Friday.

Everyone is talking about the ruling, including counties in Tennessee. When asked if they would issue out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, there were mixed responses. Here is what they said.

Henderson County

The clerk is out and won't be back in until Monday.

Henry County

Yes.

Gibson County

We are waiting on guidance from the TN Attorney General.

Crockett County

Yes.

Haywood County

We are waiting on guidance from the TN Attorney General.

Hardeman County

Yes.

Dyer County

“If the law says I have to, then I have to.”

Lauderdale County

“I don't have a choice.”

Tipton County

Yes.

Fayette County

“I have no choice.”

McNairy County

“If the state tells us to, then yes.”

Hardin County

Yes; We've already had one couple to call and ask.

Weakley County

We are waiting on guidance from the TN Attorney General.

Obion County

“We have to. Yes”

Carroll County

“We have to.”

Decatur County

The clerk will not be in for the rest of the day.

Chester County

“We are waiting on the TN Attorney General, but we're going to follow the law.”

Benton County

No comment.

Shelby County

Yes; We've already issued out one license.

Lake County

Yes.

Madison County

Yes.

When it comes down to it, the counties in Tennessee are going to follow the supreme courts' ruling.

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