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NYC Holding Lottery For First Same-Sex Weddings On July 24

The demand has been overwhelming. Same-sex couples who want to get married Sunday — the first day it’s legal in New York — will have to enter a city lottery.

07/19/2011

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NYC, North Hempstead Clerks’ Offices To Remain Open Sunday When Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect

New York City officials announced Wednesday they would open their clerks’ offices in all five boroughs for a full day July 24, saying gay couples should not be made to wait one day longer to wed.

07/07/2011

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Pre-Applications For NYC Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Now Available

In New York City, the pre-applications for a $35 license can be submitted online on the City Clerk’s web site only.

07/05/2011

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NYC Clerk Prepares Gender-Neutral Marriage Forms For Possible Gay Marriage Legalization

The current form asks for one bride’s name and one groom’s name. The gender-neutral versions would allow each person to choose whether he or she is a bride, groom or spouse.

06/17/2011