Fulton Court to host free wedding ceremonies on Friday – WSB-TV Channel 2

On Friday, Fulton County Probate Court and Judge Kenya Johnson will offer free wedding ceremonies to pre-scheduled couples in the decorated courtroom.

Johnson will perform the ceremonies from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Fulton County Courthouse at 136 Pryor Street in downtown Atlanta.

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The couples will walk down the aisle in a decorated courtroom as the probate court celebrates the June 26, 2015, decision of the United States Supreme Court, Obergefell v. Hodges, which allowed states to recognize same-sex marriages.

During a time of inflation, Johnson says it’s a good way for couples who can’t afford a big wedding to officially get married.

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“During the Covid-19 pandemic, Probate Court has suspended its popular monthly mass wedding ceremonies for security reasons. However, as June is our highest demand for marriage licenses and to celebrate the anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriages, Probate Court will be offering a free opportunity for couples to walk down the aisle to our courtroom with family and friends present,” Judge Johnson said. “In a time of rising prices and limited resources, Probate Court is delighted to help by decorating our courtroom to provide a special and memorable experience for the citizens of Fulton County.”

Those who want to plan a future wedding ceremony or want to know how to get a marriage license, visit the court’s website.

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Christy J. Olson