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12/23/2014 06:43 pm ET Updated Dec 23, 2014

Florida County Asks Judge To Clarify Gay Marriage Ruling

AP

By Bill Cotterell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec 23 (Reuters) - A tiny county in the northern Florida Panhandle, facing the prospect of court-ordered gay marriage going into effect next month, filed an emergency motion on Tuesday asking a federal judge to clarify whether it must marry all gay couples.

The request follows statewide confusion over a U.S. Supreme Court order last week declining to extend a stay on a ruling that found the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The order cleared the way for gay marriages to begin on Jan. 6.

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