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L.A. prepares for same-sex marriages

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image ap"><span>AP</span></div><span class="caption-text">&#34;Essentially, this boils down to love. We love each other. We now have equal rights under the law... We&#39;re going to get married. No Tupperware, please.&#34; -Robin Tyler, a plaintiff in the case along with her partner, Diane Olson (Nick Ut)</span></div>
May 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
L.A. County officials are gearing up for an expected surge in marriage license applications and marriage ceremonies following the California Supreme Court's ruling overturning the ban on gay marriages.Los Angeles County, which already issues about 75,000 marriage licenses per year, is expected to see that number climb considerably when same-sex couples begin heading to the altar.

Click here for a Slideshow of celebrations and protests after the same-sex marriage ban was overturned in court.

Tuesday, the county's acting registrar-recorder told the board his department will be ready when the ban is officially overturned on June 16.

To meet the expected jump in licenses and marriages, Logan told the board his office is planning to extend office hours and expand its staff of volunteers deputized to perform wedding ceremonies.


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