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Quinn Proposes Giving NYC Gays Marriage Info



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    New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants the city clerk's office to officially inform gay couples where they can go to be legally married.

    Quinn introduced legislation Wednesday, that would require the clerk to provide gay-marriage state information to same-sex couples who register for domestic partnerships. It also would be posted online and in the city's marriage offices.

    Quinn said the law would serve two purposes.

    It would help couples know where they could go to be legally married, since they cannot do so in New York state.

    She said it would also send a message to state lawmakers that New York City wants same-sex couples to be fully recognized.

    Same-sex marriages are currently performed in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont.