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Norwalk: County clerk's staff at the ready for gay marriages

June 17, 2008 | 10:12 am

Dean By 8:30 a.m., Dean Logan, the acting registrar-recorder/county clerk for Los Angeles County,  was pulling a black robe on over his suit, ready to perform the first ceremony of the morning at his agency's main office in Norwalk.

"There's a lot of excitement in the air," Logan said. No staff members have declined to officiate at a same-sex ceremony, and Logan had plenty of volunteers to help if his office was overwhelmed.  And, of course, he was pitching in himself.

"I wanted to do a ceremony to set an example for the staff," Logan said. "It's important people recognize we have a responsibility to provide the services required of us by law ... just as we have to administer elections objectively without regard to who's winning or losing."

--Tami Abdollah

Photo:  Richard Hartog/Los Angeles Times

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