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San Diego stops waiting list for gay couples

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County officials say because of the large number of calls about marriage licenses, it is not possible to keep a waiting list of same-sex couples to be notified once the process for them can begin.

Chief Deputy Recorder Val Wood said Thursday that the clerk's office started the waiting list when two same-sex couples came in within hours of the Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that cleared the way for the lifting of the state's gay marriage ban.

Wood says the list was stopped because her office receives about 500 calls daily.

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