Thursday, June 11, 2009

Greenwich CT enjoys gay marriage boom; DC considers referendum

The New York Times today ran a story by Lisa M. Foderaro about the newest mecca for gay marriage, Greenwich, CT, near the New York State line, while New Yorkers wait for the legislature to play out its own battle on gay marriage within the state. The story is here. Gov. Patterson has issued a directive that same-sex marriages from other states will be recognized in New York (link). Is border town Greenwich enjoying a gay marriage economic boomlet? Greenwich is already the "hedge fund capital of the world" and was stung by the Madoff scandal.

Tim Craig reports in the Metro section Thursday in The Washington Post that the DC election board is considering whether to put to referendum a measure preventing the District from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. The link for the story is here.

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