City expands gay weddings to include all applicants

NEW YORK - (AP) - New York City is expanding its same-sex marriageplans for Sunday so all 823 couples who entered the city's nuptiallottery will have the chance to wed the first day gay marriage islegal.

Officials instituted the lottery after projecting that about2,500 couples might show up at the city clerk's offices hoping toget married on Sunday.

Mayor's spokesman Marc LaVorgna said that when the 48-hourlottery closed Thursday, 823 couples had signed up - about 60 morethan the city had planned to accommodate.

Seventy-four couples who requested Manhattan weddings are beingasked to go to one of the other four boroughs instead.

The city says its clerk's offices will stay open until eachcouple has been served, but would-be brides and grooms must arriveby 3:45 p.m.

Same-sex couples face bumps in road to wedded blissBK businesses excited for upcoming same-sex marriagesGay Pride parade hits the city streets

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Residents are concerned about the safety of items 1 The Buzz: Safety concerns in wake of 8-year-old boy's death
News 12 asked viewers what they thought of 2 Connecticut Talks Trump: First 100 Days
Kevin Reilly, 8, died after a heavy planter 3 Vigil remembers 8-year-old killed by fallen planter box
Police say Michael Bantel was drunk when his 4 Massapequa man faces DWI charges in fatal crash
News 12 asked viewers what they thought about 5 Hudson Valley Talks Trump: First 100 days

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.