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Local Clerks: No Gay Marriage Applications Yet

According to the Human Rights Campaign, New York City has received so many applications for same sex marriage that it has a created a public lottery to determine who can get married on Sunday when the law legalizing gay marriage becomes official. Such is not the case in Pound Ridge or Lewisboro where town officials have received no requests or inquires about the new law.

“So far there has been no interest,” said Pound Ridge Town Clerk Joanne Pace. “Nobody has called yet.”

Kathleen Cory, the town clerk for Lewisboro, said her experience has been similar.

“It’s been quiet,” she said. “No calls yet and no one has come in.”

Both towns have received the new documents and certificates for same-sex marriage from the state and are ready to issue licenses when the need arises.

“We received all our new forms last week,” Cory said. “These forms are a little different. At the top, they have “Bride/Groom/Spouse and you can circle the one that you want.”

Pace said town clerks have received training in how to handle the same-sex marriage law.

“They had a webinar that you could sit in on that explained everything,” she said. “It was for all the town clerks in the state.”

Both town clerks speculated that the reason they haven’t received any inquires yet is because gay marriage has been legal in Connecticut for some time now.

“We are right on the state line,” Pace said. “Because it’s been legal in Connecticut for a while, those in the area who might have wanted to get married probably have already done it.”

The law becomes official on Sunday, but neither town has plans open their town halls that day.

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