Gay weddings 17% of WA marriages in first year

“SEATTLE (AP) — Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages were legal in the state.”

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Demand for gay marriage licenses is steady in Rhode Island

“The demand for marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples in Rhode Island continues one month after the state’s new marriage law took effect.

Clerks in Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket and other cities told The Associated Press on Friday that they’ve issued dozens of licenses since Aug. 1, the first day same-sex couples could wed in Rhode Island.”

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States With Gay-Friendly Laws Hope To Cash In

“Hans Bernhard and Mitch Null say they may leave North Carolina – taking their daughter, their jobs as a veterinarian and a Cisco Systems information technology business operations manager, and the tax revenue from their properties.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, the couple is considering moving to Maryland, where they could have a recognized marriage and guaranteed access to the related federal benefits. Bernhard could also become a lawful father to the couple’s 1-year-old daughter, Eva, since North Carolina law prevents residents from adopting a child if they aren’t married to the legal parent.”

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