Courthouses Preparing For Changes


By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) What could have been a busy day at the Twin Falls County Courthouse turned out to be a quiet one.

Following a decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale, Friday would have been the day same-sex couples could marry in the Gem State.

This, until a temporary stay was granted Thursday afternoon.

However, this didn't stop officials from preparing.

Twin Falls County Clerk Kristina Glascock explains how the courthouse is gearing up for potential changes.

"We don't know how long the stay will last. It's just a temporary pause until we get a stay from the Ninth Circuit Court, so we want to be prepared if the stay is lifted," she says.

County clerks statewide participated in a webinar on Thursday afternoon to discuss potential changes to marriage licenses and affidavits.

As it stands, the forms say "bride" and "groom.

Changes will be submitted early next week for the State Board of Health's approval.

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