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Same-sex marriages

March 18, 2004

Under the direction of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, county officials began marrying same-sex couples on Feb. 12 and continued until March 11, when the California Supreme Court ordered them to stop -- at least for now.

Who got the licenses

* 4,037 same-sex marriage licenses were issued

* 91% of the couples were from California

* The rest came from 45 other states and several foreign countries

* 69% have a college degree or higher education

Gay men: 42%

Lesbians: 57%

Age groups

18-35: 26%

36-50: 55%

51 and older: 19%

Does not total 100% due to rounding

Source: San Francisco Assessor-Recorder

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