Deborah Watkins, left, and Anita Twiner of Long Beach apply for a marriage license at the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport on June 29, 2015.
Deborah Watkins, left, and Anita Twiner of Long Beach apply for a marriage license at the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport on June 29, 2015. John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File
Deborah Watkins, left, and Anita Twiner of Long Beach apply for a marriage license at the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport on June 29, 2015. John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File

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