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First day of same sex marriage in New York(19 images)

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.

Phyllis Siegel, 76, right, kisses her wife Connie Kopelov, 84, after exchanging vows at the Manhattan City Clerk's office with New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn in attendance, back left, on the first day New York State's Marriage Equality Act goes into effect on Sunday, July 24, 2011. UPI/Michael Appleton/Pool
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Same-sex couple Daniel Hernandez ,53,(R) and Nevin Cohen, 48, kiss 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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Couples wait on line to enter into a same sex marriage on the first day ever in the state of New York at the Manhattan City ClerkÕs office at 141 Worth Street in New York City on July 24, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo
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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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