On the Towns: Want to Get Married in Your Hometown? Urge Your Local Officials to Follow the Path of These Cities' Defiant Leaders
ASBURY PARK, N.J.
PERCENTAGE IN HETEROSEXUAL MARRIAGES: 29.2
MARRIAGE ADVOCATE: Deputy Mayor James Bruno, a divorced father of two, married his first same-sex couple on March 8.
QUOTE: "It felt like any other wedding I've done," Bruno told The New York Times. "It was a very cool thing--the atmosphere, the friends. I have gay neighbors and gay friends. They're like anybody else. They cut their grass. They walk the dog. They pay their taxes."
CAN SAME-SEX COUPLES GET MARRIED THERE NOW? No. On March 9, New Jersey attorney general Peter C. Harvey ordered city officials to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples and ruled that any such licenses already …
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Publication information: Article title: On the Towns: Want to Get Married in Your Hometown? Urge Your Local Officials to Follow the Path of These Cities' Defiant Leaders. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine). Publication date: April 13, 2004. Page number: 36+. © 2008 Regent Media. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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