Outside of NYC, Few Requests for SSM


The Poughkeepsie Journal reports, gay marriage is legal in N.Y. today, but local clerks are getting few license requests:

More than 35 same sex couples in the city and town of Poughkeepsie, City of Beacon and Village of New Paltz have expressed interest in getting married now that it is legal in New York.

Several definitely plan to do so. But there has been minimal interest expressed in most local towns.

"We have gotten none and not even any inquiries," said Pleasant Valley Town Clerk Deborah Bjorkman on Thursday. "I'm kind of surprised."

...Clerks in local town and city halls have been provided with new marriage forms by the state Department of Health. Hyde Park Town Clerk Donna McGrogan said she was sent about 50, but her office has received no calls, or had any residents coming in, asking about obtaining a same-sex marriage license.