NYC marriage bureau rebuffs same-sex couples
Hundreds of same-sex couples seeking to wed were turned away from marriage license counters around the nation Thursday, part of an annual protest that took on renewed urgency in light of recent setbacks in the gay marriage movement.
Activists in Manhattan wearing signs that said "Just Not Married" were part of a wave of demonstrations expected throughout the day at marriage bureaus or county clerks' offices from New York City to California, in communities large and small.
The best option now
is civil unions. There
is little chance marriage
for same-sex couples
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