Unless you've been living a secluded life for the past month, you probably already know that today marked the first day that same-sex couples could legally marry in New York state. Since being passed on June 24, the marriage equality law in New York has sparked some discussions about beginning marriage equality campaigns in other states, and it's been interesting to see how New York City in particular proposed to deal with the influx of couples looking to get married today.
Here's a round-up of some of the most interesting New York marriage coverage we've seen today:
- New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg reaffirmed his commitment to marriage equality on The Early Show. Bloomberg will be officiating the ceremony between two of his top aides - Jonathan Mintz, Consumer Affairs Commissioner, and John Feinblatt, Chief Policy Advisor.
- The New York Post breaks down the first same-sex marriages in each section of New York City. The couples include 84-year-old Connie Kopelov and 76-year-old Phyllis Siegel, who live in Chelsea and married in Manhattan; 63-year-old Michael Faurey and 65-year-old Bobby Amagna in Brooklyn; as well as couples who married in Queens, the Bronx, and on Staten Island.
- The first couple to marry in New York was Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd, who got hitched in front of a rainbow-lit Niagara Falls at midnight. (In Albany, Dale Getto and Barbara Laven are faux-competitively claiming to have been the first to say "I do").