Gay Marriage Begins Officially In New York

Posted on Jul 25, 2011

The Love is Love Events team was at the New York’s County Clerk’s office on the first day same-sex marriage certificates were issued. Hundreds of LGBT couples came with friends & family to celebrate.

Pictures taken by Lauren Colchamiro Photography, one of the gay-friendly photographers featured in our upcoming Love is Love Directory.


The bulk of the day’s marriages took place in New York City, where 659 couples picked up licenses and 484 wed at city marriage bureaus: 293 in Manhattan, 66 in Queens, 66 in Brooklyn, 32 on Staten Island and 27 in the Bronx. Most were New York residents, but 107 of those who married in the city had arrived from other states, mostly those, like California and Alabama, where same-sex marriage is not legal.

Read the rest of the New York Times article “After Long Wait, Same-sex Couples Marry in New York“.


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