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07/06/2011

Big Apple's early worms have 24 hours less prep time

by Jeremy Hooper

201107062040Personally I like to start the day early with some yoga. From downward dog I next move into morning coffee time -- iced in spring/summer, hot in the fall/winter -- somewhat undoing all of my earlier "Namaste"-ing with the dark caffeine jolts to which I am addicted. At some point during this process, either the hubby or I will whip up some breakfast or order in some bagels (Whole Wheat Everything with scallion tofu, please). And then, ideally, by 9AM, we both convene at the table for the Sunday Times, "CBS Sunday Morning," and general tending to the weekend's dwindling countdown.

Since we're already legally married, that's the same sort of routine Andrew and I will be likely performing on the Upper East Side, come three Sundays from now. But as for unwed NYC gays itching to have their own special days in the most immediate fashion possible? Well, lady luck is coming a day early:

New York City, whose elected officials strongly supported the legalization of same-sex marriage, is planning to take the unusual step of opening city offices on a Sunday so that gay couples can wed as soon as the law takes effect.

The city clerk’s offices in all five boroughs will open on Sunday, July 24, and judges will be on hand to officiate at the weddings immediately after couples receive their marriage licenses.

KEEP READING: City to Open Sunday, 7/24, So Gay Couples Can Say I Do [NYT City Room Blog]

So I guess phonetically, Maggie Gallagher was right: When gay New Yorkers marry, it will be [wēk-end].

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