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Wayne Hughes, right, and Jacob Clayton get married by the Hon. Samuel Keirns Magistrate of the Allen Superior Court on Wednesday while their daughter BZ Hughes, 4, witnesses.

Allen County is following gay-marriage order

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Kenny Edholm, right, smiles as he is pronounced married to his partner of 10 years, Josh Reid. Edholm's brother Matthew officiated the ceremony on the Courthouse Square on Wednesday afternoon.
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Edholm and Reid, both of Huntertown, apply for their marriage license Wednesday afternoon at the Allen County Courthouse.

FORT WAYNE -- Allen County Clerk Lisbeth Borgmann said the Clerk's Office is following the court order. It was getting about a phone call a minute.

Although the computer doesn't allow the option for selecting the same gender on marriage licenses, the clerk’s office will make adjustments on the printed copies by hand.

“It's pretty clear to us if we don't follow the order, we will be in contempt of court,” Borgmann said.

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