Guam officials at odds over gay marriage

April 16, 2015 3:03 AM

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HAGATNA, Guam (Reuters) - The tiny U.S. Pacific territory of Guam moved a step closer to recognizing gay marriage on Wednesday as its attorney general directed the island's public health officials to begin accepting marriage license applications from same-sex couples.

But the acting director of Guam's Department of Public Health and Social Services, Leo Casales, balked at the order, telling Reuters his agency would not be accepting marriage applications from gay and lesbian couples at this time.

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