Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quote of the Day

It feels great to have achieved this in my lifetime and see so many couples who have been loved and living together, to see them finally become part of a greater community of loving couples is phenomenal.

– Daniel Hernandez
Quoted in the Associated Press article,
"Couples Wed on First Day of Legal Gay Marriage in New York"
July 24, 2011

Above: From left, couples Nevin Cohen and Daniel Hernandez, Carol Anastasio and Miriam Brown, all of New York, and Marcos Chaljub and Freddy Zambrano, of Astoria, in the Queens borough of New York, celebrate after getting married at the Manhattan City Clerk's office, Sunday, July 24, 2011 in New York. (Photo: Jason DeCrow)

Above: Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk's office, Sunday, July 24, 2011, in New York. (Photo: Jason DeCrow)

Recommended Off-site Links:
A Look at Some of the Gay Couples Married in New York
Associated Press (July 23, 2011).
Black Couple to Marry After 20 Year Wait
– Alvin McEwen (Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, July 24, 2011).
After Long Wait, Gay Couples Marry in New York
– Thomas Kaplan (New York Times, July 24, 2011).

Opening Image: Same-sex couple Daniel Hernandez, 53, right, and Nevin Cohen, 48, kiss after being married at the City Clerk's Office in New York, Sunday, July 24, 2011. A state law signed June 24 by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo went into effect at 12:01 on Sunday, allowing hundreds of couples statewide to tie the knot, including 823 in New York City alone. (Photo: Associated Press)

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