First AntiSameSex Marriage Lawsuit Filed

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Monday, July 25, 2011 - 3:45pm

The ink was barely dry on marriage certificates in New York State before opponents filed the first lawsuit Monday against same-sex marriage.

One day after hundreds of same-sex couples legally wed in New York State, opponents of gay marriage filed the first lawsuit to overturn it.

The move hasn't stopped a wave of ceremonies that began after midnight Sunday in Niagara Falls.

In New York City the back-to back weddings lasted all day; some couples waited in line for five hours or more before saying their "I do's"

Other couples waited years to see same-sex marriage become law.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg officiated the marriage of two New York City employees Sunday night, with the couple’s two young daughters by their side.

Obviously things are changing. People’s opinions are evolving and our wedding and so many hundreds of others weddings yesterday, they represent something very traditional and loving which is about family, says newly-married Jonathan Mintz.

A Gallup Poll in May found the majority of Americans say gay marriage should be legal.

New York is the sixth state, along with Washington DC to legalize same-sex marriage.

But now, along with ceremonies, the debate and legal battles across the country continue to play out.
 

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