Norfolk and Virginia Beach have seen more gay marriages than anywhere else in the state since it became legal last year.

According to the Associated Press, of the 3,600 gay marriage certificates filed between October of last year and August of this year, 320 of them were at the courthouse in Norfolk. Virginia Beach took second place with 298 certificates and Richmond followed closely behind with 229.

Figures were received from the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Vital Records.

More than 90 percent of the circuit courts in Virginia have had at least one gay marriage certificate filed and more than 5 percent of all marriage certificates handed out in 2015 involve gay couples.


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