Sunday, July 24, 2011

I Heart New York

Gay couples lined up outside the city's marriage bureau in New York excited and anxiously awaiting their opportunity to take advantage of their new right to marry. ABC News stated the following:

"Officials, expecting a rush of gay couples wanting to get married, initially set a lottery capping the number of marriages on Sunday to 764 couples, but later accepted all 823 couples across all five city boroughs."

Above is a photo from the first gay marriage in New York. Kitty Lambert, 54, and Cheryle Rudd, 53, tied the knot at Niagara Falls' State Park's Luna Island. Starting at midnight, couples started saying "I do" all across the state and I could not be happier. New York became the 6th and largest state to recognize same-sex marriage.

Seeing the overwhelmingly joyous reactions warms my heart. Below are a few of my favourite photos from some of the 823 couples' big day.

Phyllis Siegel, 77, and Connie Kopelove, 85, were the first couple to be married in Manhattan. They have been together for 23 years.

I wish New York's newly weds all the best! xoxo


  1. Love this! Great post! All the best, indeed. :)

  2. New York - Great news!! .. but it is sad that it took so long and 44 other states are not there yet.

  3. WOOOT! :) great news, one state at a time!

  4. PHYLLIS AND CONNIE ARE SO CUTE <3 Congrats Newly Weds!

  5. Phyllis and Connie are my fav :)

    And I agree that the other States need to step up their game ASAP!



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