Sunday, July 24, 2011

First Same-Sex Marriages in New York

It's the day we've all been waiting for, America. The day that the lovely same sex couples in new york get to legally marry each other. It's been a long time coming (to the say the least), but over 800 couples were wed today. That's a lot of people that were denied the chance to be legally married to the person they loved, but now that wait is over.
This is one of the most amazing days in United States history, because I'm sure that tons of other states will soon follow suit (with the Bible Belt being last, of course). Here is the first couple married, just after midnight.
Here's that lucky first couple, Phyllis Siegal, 77, and Connie Kopelov, 85. They've been together for 23 years, and now they get the chance to get married.

So congratulations to all of the couples that wed today, and to all of the couples that will wed in the future. We're helping America get one step closer to equality and tolerance!

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