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New York City Expects Record Number Of Marriages On Sunday, Establishes Lottery

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Opponents of marriage equality argue that extending the civil benefits of marriage to gays and lesbians would undermine the institution as a whole. But the fact that New York City is expecting more than 764 couples to marry this Sunday when the state’s same-sex marriage law goes into effect — “the largest number of marriages on any single day in city history” — and has established a lottery to guarantee at least 764 opposite or same-sex couples “access to marry at one of the City Clerk’s five offices,” suggests that the institution of marriage and everything it represents is only growing in significance.