Norwalk: County clerk's staff at the ready for gay marriages
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."
Photo: Richard Hartog/Los Angeles Times