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Same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (L), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, ride the subway in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (L), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, ride the subway in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (L), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, ride the subway in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (L), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, walk down the street in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce Picture taken December 2, 2012. (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

Same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (L), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, walk down the street in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce Picture taken December 2, 2012. (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS...more

Same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (L), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, walk down the street in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce Picture taken December 2, 2012. (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
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A portrait of same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (R), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, sits on a table in their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

A portrait of same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (R), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, sits on a table in their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

A portrait of same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (R), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, sits on a table in their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, laugh during an interview at their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, laugh during an interview at their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, laugh during an interview at their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, ride the subway in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, ride the subway in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, ride the subway in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, pose for a portrait in their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, pose for a portrait in their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, pose for a portrait in their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, browse their iPad in their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, browse their iPad in their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, browse their iPad in their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, pose for a portrait outside their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, pose for a portrait outside their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, pose for a portrait outside their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (L), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, walk down the street in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (L), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, walk down the street in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American (L), and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, walk down the street in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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A framed New Yorker magazine cover hangs in the home of same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American, and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

A framed New Yorker magazine cover hangs in the home of same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American, and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

A framed New Yorker magazine cover hangs in the home of same-sex married couple Heather Morgan, an American, and Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain, in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, browse their iPad at their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, browse their iPad at their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Maria del Mar Verdugo, from Spain (L), and Heather Morgan, an American, browse their iPad at their home in Manhattan, New York December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Pablo Garcia, from Venezuela (L) and Santiago Ortiz, an American, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Pablo Garcia, from Venezuela (L) and Santiago Ortiz, an American, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Pablo Garcia, from Venezuela (L) and Santiago Ortiz, an American, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Pablo Garcia from Venezuela (L) and Santiago Ortiz, and American, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012.REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Pablo Garcia from Venezuela (L) and Santiago Ortiz, and American, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012.REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Pablo Garcia from Venezuela (L) and Santiago Ortiz, and American, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012.REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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A photograph of same-sex married couple Pablo Garcia from Venezuela and Santiago Ortiz, and American, a day after they met (top) as well as a photograph of their mothers is shown to a reporter in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

A photograph of same-sex married couple Pablo Garcia from Venezuela and Santiago Ortiz, and American, a day after they met (top) as well as a photograph of their mothers is shown to a reporter in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012....more

A photograph of same-sex married couple Pablo Garcia from Venezuela and Santiago Ortiz, and American, a day after they met (top) as well as a photograph of their mothers is shown to a reporter in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, pose for a photograph in their home in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, pose for a photograph in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, pose for a photograph in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, pose for a photograph in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, look at a small statue in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, look at a small statue in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce

Same-sex married couple Santiago Ortiz, an American (L), and Pablo Garcia from Venezuela, look at a small statue in Queens, New York December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
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