Share your story: Gay marriage now legal in 6 states

Lili Ladaga

Last month, New York became the sixth state to allow gay marriage. This Sunday marks the first day gays can legally wed and New York City officials were flooded by more than 1,700 wedding applications for just that day.

To deal with the overwhelming response, the city established a lottery that will choose 764 couples to be married Sunday; winners will be announced on Friday. On Monday, wedding ceremonies will be "first come, first served" at city clerk offices around the five boroughs.

For couples who don't win a spot in NYC should head north: The suburb of Greenburgh is offering wedding services at Town Hall, as well as special festivities to celebrate the historic day.

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