New York Same-Sex Weddings - Photo Album

It's been 30 days since the New York State Senate passed the marriage equality bill, making New York the sixth and most populous state in the union to offer civil marriage for same-sex couples. The law went into effect yesterday, and here is a glimpse of the jubilant last moment in a long struggle for the Empire State.
By: SheWired Editors
July 25 2011 6:00 PM

It's been 30 days since the New York State Senate passed the marriage equality bill, making New York the sixth and most populous state in the union to offer civil marriage for same-sex couples. The law went into effect on Sunday, and here is a glimpse of the jubilant last moment in a long struggle for the Empire State.

Connie Kopelov, 84, and her wife, Phyllis Siegel, 76, hold up a marriage certificate and celebrate as they exit the Manhattan City Clerk's office.

From left: Nevan Cohen and Daniel Albert Hernandez emerge from Manhattan's City Clerk's Office, followed by Carol Anastasio and Miriam E. Brown.

Maira Garcia (right) and Maria Vargas wait on line to get married at the Brooklyn City Clerk's office on Sunday.

Lailah (right) and Rachel Pepe kiss while waiting on line to get married.

Barbara Tremblay (left) and Stacey Minondo

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Sabrina Velez is overcome with emotion while waiting on line to get married to Lillian Hernandez at the Brooklyn City Clerk's office.

Carol Anastasio and Mimi Brown share a laugh with Council Speaker Christine Quinn after tying the knot at Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York City.

Wendy Torrington (L) and Kimberly Moreno of Long Beach, Mississippi

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Yashica and Kathy Martinez pose for a photo after being married at the Bronx City Clerk’s office.

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Kathe Davridge (L) and Kim Dodd (C), accompanied by their niece Sierra Dodd (R), wait in line to get married at the Manhattan office of the City Clerk.

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Anne Barbara and Joan Spaniard get their marriage license at the Bronx City Clerk’s office.

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Emily Maynor and Jillian Corbett at the Bronx City Clerk’s Office.

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Georgia residents Chantelle and Elise at the Bronx City Clerk’s Office.

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Michelle Suarez and Nicole Cranker get their marriage license at the Bronx City Clerk’s Office.

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Andrea Reese and Alice Rose applying for their marriage license at the Manhattan City Clerk’s Office.

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