Travis County Clerk’s Office offering free weddings last week in June to celebrate Pride – KEYE TV CBS Austin

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The Travis County Clerk’s Office announced it will be offering free wedding ceremonies starting on June 22 through the end of the month to celebrate Pride Month.

The clerk’s office decided to expand this year’s celebration to a full week, following the success of last year’s inaugural one-day event.

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges affirmed the national right to same-sex marriage. On that day, the Travis County Clerk’s office, led by then-County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir, issued 312 formal and 113 informal marriage licenses to both different-sex and same-sex couples.

“In February 2015, the Travis County Clerk’s office issued Texas’s first marriage license to a same-sex couple,” Travis County Clerk Dyana Limon-Mercado said. “Amid ongoing extreme attacks on the LGBTQ+ community from the Texas State Legislature, our office remains committed to supporting and celebrating the rights of all Texans, including the right to marry who they love, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.”

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Those who wish to get married during the week of celebration must schedule an appointment through a form on the County Clerk’s website. They must also obtain a marriage license in advance to comply with the 72-hour waiting period.

Ceremonies can take place that Saturday, Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Participating Judges include Hon. Selena Alvarenga, Hon. Andy Brown, Hon. Nicholas Chu, Hon. Laurie Eiserloh, Hon. Bianca Garcia, and Hon. Denise Hernández.

More information is available on the Travis County Clerk’s website.

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