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El Centro: 'We're underway'

June 17, 2008 |  3:09 pm

Here in lightly populated Imperial County, things went smoothly, if a bit sluggishly, with gay marriage.

By midafternoon, only three same-sex couples had requested marriage licenses, and none wanted an immediate ceremony.

By county ordinance, the county clerk issues licenses five days a week but performs ceremonies on only two days. Dolores Provencio, county clerk/recorder and commissioner of civil marriages and registrar of voters, said she was pleased with how her staff has handled the new situation. “We’re underway,” she said.

-- Tony Perry

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