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County Clerk Gets an Early Start on Gay Weddings

A clerk in Yolo County, Ca., didn't want to wait until Tuesday morning to conduct gay marriage ceremonies. So the straight Christian clerk started them at 5:01 p.m. Monday — the earliest possible time she could. She married 11 couples.

Tamara Keith reports for member station KQED.

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Tamara Keith
Tamara Keith has been a White House correspondent for NPR since 2014 and co-hosts the NPR Politics Podcast, the top political news podcast in America. In that time, she has chronicled the final years of the Obama administration, covered Hillary Clinton's failed bid for president from start to finish and thrown herself into documenting the Trump administration, from policy made by tweet to the president's COVID diagnosis and the insurrection. In the final year of the Trump administration and the first year of the Biden administration, she focused her reporting on the White House response to the COVID-19 pandemic.