The first marriage license has been issued to a same-sex couple in Manatee County.
Just after 8:30 a.m., the Manatee County clerk's office issued the license to Jessica Casciola and Wendey Walker.
The couple, who have been together for eight years, are planning a wedding for Feb. 22.
In Sarasota County, the first license for a same-sex couple was issued to Bradenton residents Gail Foreman and Patricia Cummins. They have been together for 24 years.