Marriage Licenses Now Available in New Hampshire for Gays

from the Associated Press

NewHampshire state flagGay couples can now apply for marriage licenses in New Hampshire — though the unions can’t be performed until Jan. 1 when the state’s law legalizing the unions takes effect.

Stephen Wurtz, acting director of the state division of vital records, said Wednesday that the licenses cost $45 and are good for 90 days. Wurtz said couples who have already entered into civil unions can either get a marriage license for a new ceremony or — at no cost — convert the civil union to a marriage after the first of the year. Couples wishing to convert civil unions must apply at the clerk’s office where the union was recorded.

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