ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Same-sex couples have obtained nearly 1 of every 3 marriage licenses issued in Minnesota since they got the legal right to wed.

That’s the finding of a statewide survey by The Associated Press of the earliest impact of the new gay marriage law. It shows that at least 1,640 gay couples plan to get married.

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The AP got information from 83 of 87 counties. Three of every four licenses for gay couples were issued in the state’s two most populous counties, Hennepin and Ramsey.

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In 29 counties that responded, no gay couples sought licenses.

Although Twin Cities-area counties led the way, gay-marriage applications popped up in every corner of the state. That includes in 40 counties where a majority of voters last fall supported a ban on gay marriage.

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