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Lesbian couple legally marries in Iowa ceremony

DES MOINES, Iowa – A lesbian couple has apparently become the first same-sex couple to legally wed in Iowa since a court ruling took effect legalizing gay marriage.

Melisa Keeton and Shelley Wolfe were married in a ceremony on the Polk County administrative building in Des Moines just before 9 a.m.

The marriage came less than an hour after the state Supreme Court ruling took effect. The couple was allowed to bypass the state’s three-day waiting period before licenses are considered valid.

Officials have reported same-sex couples applying for marriage licenses in several counties.

Iowa became the third state to allow gay marriage when the state Supreme Court ruled April 3 that a ban on same-sex marriage violated the Iowa Constitution.

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