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New York's first gay marriages

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Same-sex couple Mishan Moore (L), 39, wipes a tear as her partner Jacqueline Rodriguez, 34, looks on during their wedding ceremony at Queens Borough Hall in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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Jonathan Mintz (2nd L), New York City's consumer affairs commissioner, has a wedding ring placed on his finger by John Feinblatt (R), a chief adviser to the mayor, as they stand with daughters Maeve (L) and Georgia during a marriage ceremony presided by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C) at Gracie Mansion in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Jonathan Mintz (L), New York City's consumer affairs commissioner, and John Feinblatt (R), a chief adviser to the mayor, embrace their daughters Maeve (2nd L) and Georgia after being married by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Cheryle Rudd (L) and Kitty Lambert kiss after being married at the stroke of midnight, at the brink of Niagara Falls, in Niagara Falls, New York, by the city's mayor, Paul Dyster, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Doug Benz

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Phyllis Sifel (R) embraces her wife Connie Kopelov after being married at the marriage bureau in lower Manhattan, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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Michael Johnson, 55, (L) and Michael Roberts, 81, of New York, embrace after getting married at the City Clerk's office in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Craig Ruttle/Pool

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Luz Heurtelou (L) and Nastassia Heurtelou look at photos with family after marrying at the Brooklyn Clerk's Office, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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Christine (L) and Stephanie Coyle kiss outside the Manhattan City Clerk's office July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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Same-sex couple Douglas Robinson (R) and Michael Elsasser exchange wedding rings during their ceremony at the City Clerk's Office in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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Carol Anastasio (L) and Mimi Brown of New York embrace during their marriage ceremony at the City Clerk's office in New York Sunday, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Craig Ruttle/Pool

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Myron Levine (center, L) and Philip Zinderman celebrate after being married outside the Manhattan City Clerk's office July 24, 2011. They have been together for 51 years. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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Yolanda Potasinski (L) takes a photo of Nancy Mertzel while filing paperwork for their marriage at the City Clerk's Office for their wedding ceremony in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/David Handschuh/New York Daily News/Pool

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Margie Baker wipes frosting on her spouse Edie Jud after being married at the Brooklyn Clerk's Office, July 24, 2011. They have been together for 20 years. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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Luz Heurtelou (L) and Nastassia Heurtelou wait to be married at the Brooklyn Clerk's Office, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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Same-sex couple Adam McKew (L) and his partner David Lewis pose for a photo before being married at the City Clerk's Office in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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Freddy Zambrano (L) and Marcos Chaljub are congratulated by State Senator Thomas Duane (C) after their ceremony at the City Clerk's Office for their wedding ceremony in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/David Handschuh/New York Daily News/Pool

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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. REUTERS/David Handschuh/New York Daily News/Pool

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Same-sex couple Dylan Stein (L) and Gabriel Blau embrace before their wedding ceremony at the City Clerk's Office in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/David Handschuh/Pool

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New York City Council Speaker Christine (L) and her partner Kim Catullo (R) attend the wedding of Marcos A. Chaljub and Freddy L. Sambrano at the Manhattan City Clerk's in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Appleton/The New York Times/Pool

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Drew Glick (L) and Alan Myles celebrate after being married outside the Manhattan City Clerk's office July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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Same-sex couple Daniel Hernandez (R) ,53, and Nevin Cohen, 48, kiss after being married at the City Clerk's Office in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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Janet Coleman (R) and Kawane Harris arrive at the City Clerk's Office to be legally married in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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Cat Yezbak (L) and Rachel Priebe blow bubbles outside the Manhattan City Clerk's office July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

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Janet Coleman checks her email as she awaits to be officially married on the first day of Same-Sex Marriage ceremonies at the City Clerk's Office in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Anthony Behar/Pool

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A New York City Court officer looks out of a window as people wait outside the City Clerk's Office for same-sex marriages, in New York July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Anthony Behar/Pool

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