RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A couple who obtained a state marriage license and had a ceremony before authorities realized both were biological men will not face charges, officials said Monday.

Antonio E. Blount, 31, and Justin L. McCain, 18, faced misdemeanor false information charges, punishable by a fine up to $250.

Authorities said the couple applied for a license in Newport News Circuit Court in March and passed off McCain as "Justine." Officials realized later that McCain was actually born a man in North Carolina.

Court clerk Rex Davis sought an investigation because same-sex marriage is illegal in Virginia.