Dying woman denied marriage license

Dying woman denied marriage license (WSB/CNN Newsource)

A husband-to-be is having difficulty fulfilling the dying wish of his bride.

All she wants is to get married, but she can't leave the house, and officials won't give him a marriage license without her appearing in person.

"I've got 4 little babies with him, and there's nothing more that I want than to get married to him," said Aubri Gillilan.

Aubri Gillilan's dying wish is to marry the father of their 4 children. They have a 4-year-old daughter and triplets.

"This is the first triplet," fiance Andrew Hendrickson told us. He's the oldest of the 3."

The kids keep asking when is daddy going to marry mommy.

"I don't know what to tell them," said Hendrickson. "I told them that Daddy's working on it."

Working on it, but not getting anywhere.

Gillilan has a rare form of malignant melanoma. It keeps her bedridden and in so much pain we had to shoot this interview in the dark.

When Hendrickson went to the Fulton County South Annex to get a marriage license, he was told Gillilan had to be there to get one.

"I told them she was under hospice care, that she was bedridden," explained Hendrickson. "She wasn't able to come."

Officials refused to give him a license.

"Let me get married," pleaded Gillilan. "There isn't no reason why I shouldn't be able to."

Fulton County Probate Judge Pinkie Toomer told me by phone that's it's difficult to send a worker to someone's home because of security issues. She's looking into what can be done.

"I can't tell you definitely yes or no, we're able to do that or not unless I know more," Judge Toomer told us.

Gillilan says the marriage license would mean the world to her.

"This is the best thing I can have," said Gillilan. "There's no way for me to walk down the aisle."

Hendrickson says he's tried other neighboring counties, and they've all told him the same thing. He even offered to let Gillilan appear via Skype -- but they still said no.

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