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Meet the First Gay Couples to Get Marriage Licenses In West Virginia

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Chris Bostic and David Epp were the fist gay couple to get married in Kanawha County.

Just a few hours after Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced he would no longer fight a challenge to West Virginia's gay marriage ban in court and Governor Tomblin directed state agencies to begin taking steps toward allowing the practice, Chris Bostic and David Epp of Charleston were the first couple to apply for a marriage license in Kanawha County.

Moments before, Justin Murdock and William Glavaris, as well as Casie McGee and Sarah Adkins received their licenses to marry in Cabell County.

Counties across West Virginia are issuing the licenses after orders from the state saying not to turn couples away.

Hear more from assistant news director and statehouse reporter Ashton Marra from an extended newscast on Thursday, October 9th:


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