New York will hold marriage lottery after huge demand
New York City will host a gay marriage lottery for when the new law comes into effect, this weekend.
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:06:24 GMT | Updated 1 years today
The move will decide which couples can be the first to legally
marry under the new state law.
According to the LA Times, mayor Michael Bloomberg said 764
couples would be selected to get married in the city clerk's
five borough offices, this Sunday.
That's more than the city's previous single-day high of 621 on
Valentine's Day 2003.
More than 1,700 online applications from same-sex couples already
have been received.
"We've done our homework and it's clear that the number of couples
who want to marry on Sunday is more than the city clerk's offices
could possibly handle," Bloomberg said at a news conference.