Midland Courthouse Stops Performing Wedding Ceremonies

All wedding ceremonies have been halted in a local courthouse following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

A judge from the Midland District Court said he's read the high court's decision and read statutes on what his district court is required to do.

Judge Michael D. Carpenter says that while his court can perform marriages, it isn't required to.

He says the court's lost staff and cutting out weddings is a way for them to save time.

Midland's county clerk says she's willing to step in and will perform the ceremonies.