Same Sex Marriage Begins In NY: A Day Of Happiness

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As Talk Show Sunday bores the heck out of me with its meandering madness, here's something that's sure to brighten your day.

Think Progress:

Marriage equality becomes legal in New York today as hundreds of gay and lesbian couples prepare to tie the knot — the first, Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd, taking their vows just seconds after midnight in Niagara Falls. In New York City, all 823 same-sex and opposite-sex couples who entered a special lottery have “won” the chance to the tie the knot in one of the five boroughs and officials “from more than a dozen cities and towns from Buffalo to Brookhaven said they would open their offices to issue marriage licenses on Sunday, and more than 100 judges across the state have volunteered to officiate at the couples’ weddings on the spot.”

NY 1 reports on the story of Phyllis Siegal, 76, and Connie Kopelov, 84, who have been together for 23 years and become the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the city. “It was just so amazing. It’s, it’s, it’s the only way I can describe it,” Siegal said. “I lost my breath and a few tears and it’s indescribable.”

"I now pronounce you married." Words to be cherished if that is your choice.


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