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.
Updated: July 25, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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Same-sex couple Ray Durand (L) and his partner Dale Shields kiss while having their picture taken after their wedding ceremony at the City Clerk's Office for their wedding ceremony in New York July 24, 2011. UPI/David Handschuh/Pool
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