D.C. Marriage Applications soar thanks to Gay Couples
March 31, 2010
As reported by Brian Hughes for the Washington Examiner:
"Marriage applications have skyrocketed since the District started issuing licenses for same-sex couples this month, with droves of gay partners expected to relocate to the city from states where they can't tie the knot.
"About 1,100 marriage applications have been filed in the District since March 3, according to courthouse spokeswoman Leah Gurowitz, nearly six times the average monthly count.
"Though the numbers are expected to fade in coming months, lawyers, politicians and gay activists say same-sex couples will continue to migrate to the District, leaving behind states where they aren't recognized.
"'Virginia is a particularly unpleasant state for the gay community,' said Peter Rosenstein, president of the Campaign for All D.C. Families, referring to the state's refusal to recognize civil unions between same-sex couples."
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