Happy Couple of the Day: At Midnight tonight, Kitty Lambert (left) and Cheryle Rudd became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the state of New York.
“By the power vested in me by the laws of the state of New York I now pronounce you legally married,” said Niagara Falls Paul A Dyster, who presided over the couple’s civil ceremony, shortly after the clock’s struck midnight.
Today also happened to be the 12th anniversary of Lambert and Rudd’s first date.
“This is one of the most incredible moments of my personal life,” Lambert said before the ceremony, “but it’s also an incredible moment for New York.”
YES WE DID New York governor Andrew Cuomo reacts on the floor of the state Senate after the legislative body voted to pass the state’s marriage equality bill. (Photo: Nathaniel Brooks / The New York Times)
I had plans tonight, but they were derailed when the bill came to the floor for a vote - my friends and I sat glued to our phones, refreshing every 30 seconds until common sense and compassion prevailed and the bill was passed. I couldn’t be happier for my LGBT friends - and it’s Pride weekend! The parade on Sunday is going to be INSANE.
I <3 NY!!!
Source: The New York Times