The New York Post is reporting today that in the past month, approximately 1,400 same-sex couples, or about 25% overall, have gotten married in New York City.
Shockingly, the Post is reporting this without snark!
We had been very curious about how many couples getting married these days were LGBT ourselves, but had somewhat dismissed being able to figure it out. After all, since the Marriage Equality Act passed two months ago and same-sex marriages started a month ago, the new forms do not ask for “husband” or “wife” anymore but simply for “spouses.”
The Post admits as much, writing:
The city doesn’t know for certain how many of the 5,587 total marriage licenses issued through Aug. 12 were for same-sex couples, as officials removed the gender requirement from the application.
However, since applications have hovered around 4,200 licenses for the same period the prior three years, it’s reasonable to presume that this year’s 33 percent spike is almost entirely due to gay marriage, City Clerk Michael McSweeney said.
And so, the Summer of Marriage rolls on.