Gay couples can register to marry in NY, but form still lists “bride” and “groom”

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Today marks an exciting day, in that gay couples can officially apply for marriage licenses in New York! A big day for civil rights, by all accounts, but naturally it didn't go off without at least one awkward hitch: couples looking to apply online found that the form still requires that both a "groom" and "bride" be listed in order to register.

One woman seeking to register with her girlfriend saw the space that read "Step 1: Groom – Info," and told The New York Times, "I just looked at it, and then I stopped and said, 'I can't do this.'"

A City Council spokesman said that the form would be fixed "later today," so things should be up and running soon, but still, not the warmest welcome gay couples looking to register could have gotten today.