Melinda Brewer and Joan Crumpler tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at the Fulton County Courthouse  (Photo by Isadora Pennington)
Melinda Brewer and Joan Crumpler tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at the Fulton County Courthouse (Photo by Isadora Pennington)

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to allow same sex marriage today, DeKalb County Probate Court will be open Saturday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to noon, to accommodate an expected increase in marriage license requests. “The highest court in the land has ruled on the issue, and it is up to rest of the judiciary to follow the law and accommodate the citizens of each jurisdiction,” said DeKalb County Probate Judge Jeryl Rosh. “To that end, we will be open this Saturday to accommodate DeKalb County residents with their questions and applications for marriage licenses.” For more information about DeKalb County Probate Court, as well as instructions and forms for marriage licenses, can be found at web.dekalbcountyga.gov/probate_court/index.html.

Fulton County began issuing licenses shortly after the court legalized marriage equality in all 50 states. A mass wedding ceremony was held at the Downtown Atlanta courthouse. For those who want to get a marriage license, you can do so at these probate court locations:

· Fulton County Courthouse – 136 Pryor Street, Suite C-230, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
· North Fulton Service Center – 7741 Roswell Road, Suite 225, Atlanta, Georgia 30350
· South Fulton Service Center – 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 218, College Park, Georgia 30349

Individuals with questions about the marriage license process may go online to http://fultoncountyga.gov/fcprobate-marriage-license or call (404) 613-4583 or (404) 612-4640. The fee for couples who have not received pre-marital counseling is $56, payable in cash only (no bills larger than $20). The fee for couples who have a certificate indicating that they have completed approved pre-marital counseling is $16.