DOVER, Del. – Clerk’s office in Delaware’s three counties reported only minor problems as they began processing applications for same-sex civil unions.
A new law authorizing same-sex civil unions took effect Jan. 1, but officials did not begin taking applications in all three counties until Tuesday, when government offices reopened after the holiday weekend.
Sussex and New Castle counties each had processed about a dozen applications by midday Tuesday, while Kent County reported applications from four couples.
Officials reported only minor glitches in working with the new software that allows computer systems to process both civil union and marriage applications.
While all three counties are now processing applications, New Castle County officials made special accommodations to process applications on Sunday for eight couples.