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Monday, July 25, 2011 - 7:06am

Wedding bells for same-sex couples rang across New York over the weekend.

Wedding bells rang across the state of New York yesterday. Under a new law passed earlier this summer, Sunday was the first day same sex marriages could legally be perform. New York is the sixth and largest state to sanction gay unions.

Hundreds of couples made history today at city clerk offices in New York city. They said "I Do" on the first day same-sex marriage became legal in New Tork state. All around the city and state, couples lined up and waited hours to get approved for a marriage license before making it official.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a long-time supporter of legalizing same sex marriages, performed the ceremony for two city hall staffers.

Weddings in New York began just after midnight Sunday with Niagara Falls as a backdrop, Kitty Lambert and Cherle Rudd exchanged vows.

Kitty says "I keep thinking that, it's just not real."

Back in New York City, only a handful of protesters objected to the new law outnumbered by supporters. A collective celebration along with powerful personal moments of saying "I Do."
 

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