Overwhelmed by gay marriage requests for next Sunday, the day in which a bill will be in effect to allow such unions, the mayor of New York yesterday announced a lottery to choose 764 couples, a record for the city.
New York became on June 24th in the sixth US state to authorize gay weddings. New York is the most populous city with eight million inhabitants.
“Orders received since last July 5 indicate that the number of people who want to marry on Sunday could be four times higher than the record of the city for a day,” says the Hall.
New York received 2661 requests for marriage since July 5, including 1728 from gay couples, the statement said.
Even with 764 randomly randomly selected, the day will be in the history of weddings in New York. The previous record for the most couples married in one day was set on Valentine’s Day in 2003, when 621 couples wed. Couples who want to get married on Sunday must register with the site www.nyc.gov or call 311 until Thursday.