Courts across Maricopa County issued nearly 300 wedding licenses on Friday, the first day of legal gay marriage in the state of Arizona.
Ray Stern Scottdale residents David Chaney and Clark Rowley, after getting their marriage license from Maricopa County on Friday.
Aaron Nash, a spokesman for the Clerk of the Superior Court, tells New TImes that three times as many marriage licenses were issued on Friday than on an average day, and there are still couples coming in today.
"It's busier than normal," Nash says. "It's a steady demand, but [there aren't] lines out the door or anything like that."More »