Finally: Deaf couple gets their marriage license after suing

Published on October 11, 2022 at 2:57 pm

A deaf Jacksonville couple now has the paperwork they need to get married, a week after suing over the court clerk’s refusal to give them a marriage license.

The couple sued after the Duval County Clerk of Courts Office refused to process their marriage license until they provided a sign language interpreter.

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That means Friday wedding bells for Joel Alfaro and Yusela Machado Silvente after a year of battling the clerk’s office.

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