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NYC Clerk Readies Gender-Neutral Marriage Forms

NEW YORK – New York’s city clerk is getting ready for the possible legalization of gay marriage.

City Clerk Michael McSweeney says he is proof-reading new, gender-neutral forms for marriage license applications.

The current form asks for one bride’s name and one groom’s name. The gender-neutral versions would allow each person to choose whether he or she is a bride, groom or spouse.

McSweeney says if the law passes, security will be prepared for additional visitors to the office. And he says the new forms will be placed on a rush order to make sure they’re ready in time.

The New York State Assembly passed a measure last week that would legalize gay marriage in the state. It’s not clear when and if the Senate will vote on it.

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