Greenwich is top destination for gay weddings Norwalk Advocate
Posted on December 16, 2008
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GREENWICH – With its proximity to New York and quiet sophistication, Greenwich has emerged as the apparent epicenter for gay marriage in Connecticut a month after it became legal here.
“It’s amazing, the requests for same-sex marriage,” said Justice of the Peace Betty Bonsal, who has married four gay couples in the last 30 days. “It’s really quite wonderful.”
Since Nov. 12, when a state judge gave the final go-ahead for gay marriages, 25 same-sex couples have been married in Greenwich. That is more than in any of the state’s four largest cities, according to data obtained from vital records officials. Seven gay marriages have taken place in Bridgeport; 16 in Hartford, 17 in Stamford and 20 in New Haven. Of the couples married in Greenwich, all but one were from out of state. Fifteen came from the New York City area; three from Long Island, N.Y.; two from Westchester County, N.Y.; one from New Jersey; and one each from Chicago, North Carolina and Kentucky.
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