Marion County Clerk’s Office will not be open Saturday

Marion County Clerk Beth White officiates a wedding ceremony on Thursday, June 26, 2014 (WISH Photo/Marcus Collins)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –   UPDATE: The Marion County Clerk’s Office released a statement Friday evening saying they will not be open Saturday due to the United States Court of Appeals in Chicago’s decision. The court granted a stay to stop same-sex marriage in Indiana.

The clerk’s office will reopen Monday at 8 a.m.


The Marion County Clerk’s Office will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to issue marriage licenses.

On Friday, the clerk’s office issued 162 marriage licenses, for a total of 586 licenses issued since Wednesday. This doesn’t mean all of the licenses issued for same-sex couples, however, usually an average of 20 to 25 licenses are issued daily at the clerk’s office.

Friday is the last day officiants will be available to perform wedding ceremonies. Officiants performed 130 marriages Friday; 120 of those couples were same-sex.

Couples were asked to make a voluntary $50 contribution to Indiana Youth Group in lieu of an officiant’s fee.

The total number of wedding ceremonies performed since Wednesday in the clerk’s office is 457, raising more than $10,000 for Indiana Youth Group.

The clerk’s office will not be offering wedding ceremonies on Saturday, they will only be issuing marriage licenses and accepting license returns. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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