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Here Come The Brides: New York State Has Its First Gay Weddings!

At a second after midnight this morning, Dale Getto and Barbara Laven became New York State’s first legally wed gay couple when they were married by Mayor Gerald D. Jennings in Albany. At around the same time Kitty Lambert and Cheryl Rudd were wed at the base of Niagara Falls.

“This is an amazing moment,” Lambert told reporters. “We’re achieving that real American Dream to be treated like everybody else and be protected under all those laws.”

Throughout the day gay and lesbian couples will be tying the not all over the state, including Gracie Mansion, where NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will wed consumer affairs commissioner, Jonathan Mintz and chief policy adviser John Feinblatt. The eager involvement of political and community leaders on every level has made this day all the more sweet.

Keep checking back for more of Queerty’s coverage of New York gay-wedding celebrations.

Image by Jeffrey James Keyes

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jul 24, 2011
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  • 7 Comments
    • Max
      Max

      Tying the “not”? Really?

      Jul 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • UWSguy
      UWSguy

      a historic day

      Jul 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hephaestion
      Hephaestion

      A great day!!
      Now will someone please correct the spelling error in the 3rd paragraph where “knot” is misspelled “not”?

      Jul 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xander
      xander

      @Hephaestion: Eye dew knot no y ewer sew mien too the riders hear, el oh el.

      Congrats to the happy couples!

      Jul 24, 2011 at 7:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      None of the couples can file joint tax returns. That is still second class citizenship. Remember when biracial marriage was different than “traditional” marriage. We must continue to attack the haters and their use of words that are consciously meant to oppress gay people.

      Jul 25, 2011 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      Congrats to the happy couples.

      Jul 25, 2011 at 10:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Manduh
      Manduh

      Does anyone know the artist or context for this painting?

      Sep 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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