SCENES FROM A WEDDING

PHOTOS: A Look At History In The Making As Gay New Yorkers Legally Wed for the First Time

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Queerty/GayCities photoblogger Jeffrey James Keyes showed up at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office at 141 Worth Street Sunday morning to take pictures of the first few same-sex couples to get married in New York City.  Christine Quinn introduced five of the first couples to a loving crowd that cheered as each couple waved their certificate of marriage.

Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Police Department were good enough to keep the protesters away from the celebratory crowd but we caught three men who voiced their disapproval.  These individuals were quickly escorted away from the scene and the morning continued peacefully.  Nearby, in Thomas Paine Park, puppets Rod and Ricky from the the hit musical Avenue Q tied the knot in front of a crowd of supporters.

Congratulations, New York!

 

photography by Jeffrey James Keyes

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21 Comments

  • Jon

    Congratulations to all the beautiful newlyweds!

  • ewe

    There are still no joint tax returns allowed. Remember when biracial marriages were different from “traditional” marriages whatever the haters mean by manipulating people using the term traditional marriages.

  • mike128

    Beautiful moment – though I have to say I dont understand the couples that dressed like they were going to a costume party. Are you getting married on your way back from the club?

  • RevAnnieNYC

    Hey, that’s me, Rev. Annie Lawrence, NYC Wedding Officiant in photo #23!
    So happy to celebrate this historic day, and to have married Carol & Mimi
    in the afternoon! XO, @RevAnnieNYC

  • Pete n SFO

    I just LOVE the gayz!

    How wonderful that the purpose we serve in the world is helping everyone else lighten up a bit!

    @mike… hon, have you ever been to a wedding??? It’s ALL just one huge costume party! Just go with it. :)

  • Tom Becktold

    How cool! Picture #14 is of Tom Becktold (l) and Steve Soucy (r). We had an amazing day!

  • jjkeyesQueerty Staff

    @RevAnnieNYC: We love you, Rev. Annie!

  • David Ehrenstein

    All This Happiness — such a wonderful sight.

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