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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Protesters hold up signs on the day when couples enter into a same sex marriage for the first time 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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