We know this must be a momentous, exciting day for so many - but a few of you guys might want to wait a few days!
Either that or get those fingers crossed NOW! LOLz!
This Sunday, July 24th, will be the first day that same-sex marriage will be legal in New York City, and apparently, there are so many couples that have applied for the union on that day - over 2,661 online marriage applications - that the city has been forced to institute a lottery system to select the 764 couples it can feasibly do that day!
Mayor Bloomberg explains:
"The last thing we want to have happen is for couples to wait on line for hours and hours only to walk away upset at what was supposed to be the biggest day of their lives."
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn agrees:
"We want to make sure Sunday is not like a trip to Motor Vehicles."
Amazing! So thoughtful that they're taking such measures to accommodate the big wedding rush!
Unfortunately, not everyone will get to be married exactly the time they want, but what can you do?
The change has been made, and it's not going anywhere!
Just a little more patience, people! And CONGRATULATIONS!
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