PHOTO: And The Phrase “Spinster Aunts” Is Officially Retired

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Phyllis Siegal, 76, (standing) and Connie Kopelov, 84, emerge from City Hall as the first  same-sex couple to be legally married by the City Clerk’s office.


Photo: Gregg E. Simmons

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  • L-InAustin

    Now, this is a picture that warms my heart. Knowing that they have had to put up with rumor, hate and unacceptance for so long… and now they’re hitched.
    I am very very happy for both of you.

  • MikeE

    Just beautiful.
    Nothing says love and commitment like two people who have stood by each other for so long.
    They are truly an inspiration.

  • Qwerty

    Maybe the phrase “confirmed bachelor” should also hit the slag heap.

  • Niki



    This is the threat to the sanctity of marriage?

  • Mark

    Congrats to Phyllis and Connie as well as the other couples in NY. It is definitely a proud moment to see that their love is being recognized, as it should have been all along. :)

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