At least 100 area residents believe the Washington County Recorder shouldn’t issue same sex marriage licenses. That’s how many signatures were on a series of petitions left at Connie Pence’s office yesterday (4/27). Pence says things have been quiet despite the fact that yesterday was the first day that gay couples could obtain marriage licenses in Iowa. She says no one came in to apply for such a license, and there have been no protesters. Pence has previously said she will issue same sex marriage licenses to those who seek them, in accordance with the law.