NYC Gay Couples Heading to Conn. to Get Hitched

New York City same-sex couples are flocking to Greenwich, Conn. to get married.
Greenwich officials said 139 same-sex couples applied for a marriage license and wed there from Nov. 12, 2008, the day same-sex marriages became legal in Connecticut, through the end of May.

Barbara Lowden, the town's assistant registrar of vital statistics, says all but three of them were from out of state, most from New York City.
Couples site Greenwich's convenience and cachet. Greenwich is the first municipality over the state line by Interstate 95 or Metro-North.
Greenwich has the most same-sex marriages in Connecticut, followed by Stamford.
Same-sex marriage isn't allowed in New York. However, Gov. David Paterson last year ordered state agencies to recognize such marriages legally performed elsewhere.

"He was coming at me too fast," said Rafiqul Islam, 30, the cabby. "It was his fault."

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