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INDIANAPOLIS: Gay Wedding Officiants Raise Money For LGBT Youth Group

Marion County Clerk Beth White has arranged for marriage officiants to accept donations to the Indiana Youth Group, which advocates on behalf of LGBT kids, in lieu of payment for conducting same-sex weddings. From her Facebook page:
Here’s your final update from the Clerk's office for today, Wednesday, June 25. The last couple was married about 11PM today, capping off a day of 186 same-sex weddings (188 total couples were married as two heterosexual couples were wed today, too). The Marion County (IN) Clerk’s Office issued 250 marriage licenses, which includes same sex and opposite sex couples. Our best estimate is 20-25 heterosexual copies applies for marriage licenses today, most before this afternoon’s decision. Marriage license services will resume at 8AM tomorrow,Thursday, June 26, and officiants will be on hand to offer civil ceremonies for a voluntary donation of $50 to the Indiana Youth Group (cash and check only). So far, about $4,000 has been raised for IYG.
 White is running for Indiana Secretary of State.

RELATED: Last year a court ordered the reinstatement of the specialty license plate that benefits the Indiana Youth Group. The license plate was revoked in 2012 after a screaming fit by the American Family Association that had the support of 20 anti-gay state legislators.

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