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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Same-sex couple Douglas Robinson (R) and Michael Elsasser embrace after being married at the City Clerk's Office in New York July 24, 2011. A state law signed June 24 by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo goes into effect at 12:01 on Sunday, allowing hundreds of couples statewide to tie the knot. UPI/Shannon Stapleton/Pool
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