No Lines So Far for Marriage License at Providence City Hall

Jul 29, 2013

The City of Providence started accepting pre-applications for same-sex marriage licenses Monday, but the throngs of people expected failed to materialize.  As of midday only two gay couples had applied, according to city registrar Serena Conley.

The City of Providence started taking applications Monday for a same-sex marriage license for couples ready to tie the knot after the state law kicks in on Thursday.
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“Well this morning we’ve had two couples in. They were here bright and early, 8:30 in the morning, very excited to be here,” said Conley, who adds both couples were male. “They were extremely excited and very, very happy. One couple was actually grinning from ear to ear.”

Pre-registration means that a same-sex marriage license application will be ready for pick up on Thursday, August 1st. That’s the day same-sex unions become legal in the Ocean State.

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