A Charleston, South Carolina probate judge has just issued the state's first marriage license to a gay couple.
The license was issued to Charleston County Councilwoman Colleen Condon and her fiancé Nichols Bleckley.
The AP reports:
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal of a ruling allowing same-sex marriage by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina.
In a statement, Condon said that as a result, his court is required to accept and issue marriage licenses.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is reviewing the situation.
HUGE NEWS: Charleston Probate judge announces he will grant marriage license to same sex couple. pic.twitter.com/Jpf80ir9CX
— Tyler Jones (@TylerMJones) October 8, 2014
In related news, same-sex couples were denied licenses in upstate Greenville County.