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Landmark decision: Courthouse begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Only hours after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision on the legality of same-sex marriage in the United States, longtime Jonesborough residents David Phillips and Jeff Dupre stood in front of Washington County Clerk Kathy Storey, ready to pick up their marriage license.

“It means a lot to both of us,” Phillips said Friday, adding that he and Dupre were planning their ceremony for some time in July.

“It’s really more about equal rights,” Phillips added. “It’s about survivorship, putting the house in both of our names – just the same legal rights of any married couple.” More...

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