Roughly 1,400 gay and lesbian couple have married in New York City since the state began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on July 24, the New York Post reported.

The Post's numbers are a guesstimate of sorts, since officials removed the gender requirement from the application.

City Clerk Michael McSweeney told the paper that it was reasonable to assume that the difference between the number of licenses issued last year (4,200) and this year (5,587) have gone to gay couples.

“We've had to work hard to handle the increase, but even as same-sex marriage starts to feel routine here, everyone seems profoundly happy to be here,” McSweeney told the paper.

“Last week, we averaged 335 license applications a day, busier than ever,” he added, referring to the city's busiest month of August.

In remarks to the paper, several couples expressed surprise that only 1 in 4 licenses were issued to gay couples.

“It's great, but I'm surprised the number isn't higher,” Miller Hall, 44, said as he and boyfriend of 11 years Vince Gatton prepared to apply for a marriage license.