A state law signed June 24 by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo went into effect at 12:01 on Sunday, allowing hundreds of couples statewide to tie the knot.
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Joseph and Jim of New York sit waiting to be officially married on the first day of Same-Sex Marriage ceremonies taking place at New York City Clerk's Office on Sunday July 24, 2011, in New York, NY. UPI/Anthony Behar/Pool
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