Busy day for getting a marriage license in Philly

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 Carolyn Caton, left, and Noelle Foizen wait for their marriage license at the Philadelphia Marriage Bureau in City Hall, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Carolyn Caton, left, and Noelle Foizen wait for their marriage license at the Philadelphia Marriage Bureau in City Hall, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Philadelphia’s Marriage License Bureau is much busier than usual now that same-sex marriage is legal in Pennsylvania.

The bureau’s attorney Caren Berger said when employees opened the office for the day, people were lined up outside the door.

“We had about four or five couples very anxious to apply and get their license to be married,” she said. 

Berger says Pennsylvania marriage licenses includes a three day waiting period before a wedding can happen.

“Everybody understands there is a three day period and they seem to be fine with that….what’s a few days at this point?” she asked.

Berger says Orphans’ Court, which runs the Marriage License Bureau, stayed open an extra hour Tuesday night and has been working to accommodate anyone who wants to obtain a license.

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