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The AP reports that Greenwich, Connecticut officials say 139 same-sex couples applied for a marriage license and wed there from November 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.
According to uticaod.com, New York's highest-ranking upstate Democrat in the state Senate said he’s rethinking his stance on gay marriage.
Two months ago, Sen. David Valesky, D-Oneida, told the Observer-Dispatch he opposed same-sex marriage in New York state, posing a challenge to a bill proposed by Gov. David Paterson.
Before, the women would have to go through an adoption process to be listed as the official parents.
The AP reports that New York state officials will now let married same-sex couples list both their names on their children's birth certificates.
The decision, which echoes similar provisions in states that allow gay marriages or civil unions, is one of many changes since Gov. David Paterson ordered state agencies in May to respect out-of-state gay marriages.
Joy Spring and Carla Barbano waited until Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill Thursday that repealed a 1913 law that had blocked same-sex couples from outside Massachusetts from marrying in the state.
The Middletown couple have an 11-year-old daughter, Lizzy.
"It's extremely important. If something happened to one of us she'd always be taken care of," said Spring, who joined Barbano in a civil union in 2006 in New York.
The Associated Press announced that New York Gov. David Paterson has told state agencies to start recognizing gay marriages performed where the unions are legal.
Paterson spokeswoman Erin Duggan says the governor's legal counsel sent a memo to all the state's agencies telling them they could be violating state human rights law if they don't start recognizing the marriages.
The move is one of the strongest steps the state can take short of action by the Legislature.