Monday, July 25, 2011
800 couples wed on first day gay marriage is legal in N.Y.
via USA Today, Martha T. Moore
Alan Miles knew he loved his boyfriend, but not until the day in 2004 that he was caught up in Massachusetts' celebrations of the passage of its same-sex marriage law did he realize how much he wanted to marry Drew Glick.
"It was very powerful to me. I realized this was really something I wanted for myself," he said. Miles promptly proposed, but learned he would have to wait.Yes, Glick, 45, wanted to be married but in New York, his hometown,and nowhere else.
In June, when New York became the sixth and largest state to allow same-sex marriage, Glick immediately updated his Facebook status to "engaged."
On Sunday, after 16 years together and a seven-year engagement, the two were married by a judge in the office of the city clerk, one set of newlyweds among more than 800 beaming and often teary-eyed same-sex couples legally united on the first day the law went into effect.
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