Lottery to Determine the 746 Couples to Get Married in NYC on Sunday

The deadline for entering the lottery is today at noon. Due to the high demand for weddings in NYC this Sunday, a lottery will determine the 746 that will get to say "I do" on the first day of weddings in the state of New York.

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Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt—Ministering to the People

Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, an NY-based Unitarian Universalist minister, speaks about what the passage of the marriage bill in New York means to her.

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Mayor Bloomberg Officiating One of the First Weddings in New York

Mayor Bloomberg will be officiating one of the first weddings between same-sex couples on Sunday, July 24, the day the marriage bill in New York takes affect and New York becomes the sixth state to have the freedom to marry.

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Rainbow Wedding Network’s 5th Annual New York City LGBT Wedding Expo!

Now that New York has become the sixth state with the freedom to marry, it’s time to prepare for the weddings!

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Getting married—hold the toasters!

Geri and Cindy are getting married in New York, and instead of asking for more toasters and gravy boats, they're signing up for Freedom to Marry's Wedding Registry.

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Will marriage increase the number of adoptions in NY?

In the wake of the victory for marriage in New York, adoption agencies are beginning to prepare for an anticipated adoption boom.

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NY State Senator Saland explains his vote for the freedom to marry

In interview with Alex Altman of Time Magazine, New York State Senator Stephen Saland explains why he voted for the freedom to marry in New York. Senator Saland was the Republican senator who cast the decisive 32nd vote for the NY marriage bill.

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Watching history and making a difference

Freedom to Marry's New Media Intern Samantha Peltz reflects on her personal experience following the historic victory in New York and her dedication to helping end marriage discrimination across the country.

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Gay couples now to marry in NYC starting Sunday, July 24th

In an unprecedented move, the city has decided to open its city clerk’s office on Sunday, July 24th. The law takes effect 30 days after its June 24th passage, but traditionally, the city’s offices remain closed on Sundays.

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Shifting tides: will New York’s media and cultural influence make a difference?

Will New York's role as a hub of culture and media make a major impact on public support for marriage nationwide?

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