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City Starts Accepting Gay Marriage License Applications Tuesday

By Meredith Hoffman

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Couples can start applying for same-sex marriage licenses on Tuesday, an opportunity that thousands of New Yorkers have eagerly awaited since long before the passage of the gay marriage bill last month.

The Office of the City Clerk will start accepting online applications on July 5, but couples will not receive the actual licenses until July 25, 30 days after the Marriage Equality Act passed in the state Senate.

The city is opening the application process online only at first, in order to determine how many requests they'll be getting, NY1 reported.