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SCOTUS ruling may not increase marriage license applications in South GA

Chase Dauhtrey Chase Dauhtrey
ADEL, GA (WALB) - The Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage nationwide Friday, but just because it's legal doesn't necessarily mean probate judges in South Georgia will start getting busier.

Chase Daughtrey is the Cook County Probate Judge and President of the state council of probate judges. He said probate judges in the northern part of the state will likely see the biggest increase in the number of marriage license applications.

In the southern portion of the state, he said the increase will likely be much smaller and will likely come in the form of overflow from more metropolitan areas.

"I could see some of your more outlying metropolitan counties that are considered rural, where same sex couples would go to those counties just to avoid, obviously, what may be a long line in a Fulton, Clayton, or Dekalb County," explained Daughtrey.

Daughtrey said he also was not worried about any confusion among probate judges regarding the Supreme Court's ruling. He said they had been preparing for the ruling for a year and all the judges, as of Friday, had the new marriage license forms that the state will be using.

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