Gay Marriage in New York: A Wedding Album

Blacks and Hispanics were among the many who wed in New York this weekend. See their wedding pics!

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  • Paving the Way

    Paving the Way

    Same-sex couples packed clerk’s offices in New York early Sunday to tie the knot on the first day of New York state’s official recognition of same-sex marriage. Mayor Bloomberg’s office estimated that almost 500 gay couples got hitched in the city on Sunday. Same-sex couples from across the Empire State also jumped the broom. New York joins Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia in performing same-sex marriages.

    Captions by Joshua R. Weaver

  • Daniel and Dennis

    Daniel and Dennis

    Daniel Mackey and Dennis Josue hold hands in front of a New York City Hall backdrop after getting married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s Office.

  • Da'onna and Amanda

    Da'onna and Amanda

    Pennsylvania couple Da’onna and Amanda Johnson kiss outside the Manhattan City Clerk’s Office after their wedding ceremony.

  • Marcos and Freddy

    Marcos and Freddy

    Marcos Chaljub and his partner, Freddy Sambrano, tie the knot at the Manhattan City Clerk’s Office as friends and family snap pictures of the ceremony.

  • Jeanette and Kawane

    Jeanette and Kawane

    Jeanette Coleman and Kawane Harris cheer on supporters as they wait for their chance to get married in Manhattan.

  • Michael and Douglas

    Michael and Douglas

    Michael Elasser and Douglas Robinson exchange wedding bands during their ceremony in Manhattan.

  • Kim and Rhonda

    Kim and Rhonda

    Kim and Rhonda Waldon married at the Brooklyn City Clerk’s Office after 16 years together.

  • Michael and Michael

    Michael and Michael

    Michael Roberts and Michael Johnson talk to the press after receiving their marriage license at the Manhattan City Clerk’s Office.

  • Sabrina and Lillian

    Sabrina and Lillian

    Sabrina Velez and Lillian Hernandez wed at the Brooklyn City Clerk’s Office. 

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