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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Connie Kopelov and Phyllis Siegel react after being the first couple to enter into a same sex marriage in the state of New York at the Manhattan City Clerk's office at 141 Worth Street in New York City on July 24, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo
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