Video: First day of New York marriages
July 25, 2011
Yesterday was a momentous day in our movement to win the freedom to marry nationwide. Same-sex couples across the state of New York said "I do" including 659 couples in New York City. Click for photos of the first day of marriages taken by Freedom to Marry intern Katie Garcia. Below is a collection of videos of couples celebrating their marriages.
Phyllis Siegal, 76, and Connie Kopelov, 84, who have been together for 23 years, were the first couple to marry in New York City.
Here's what the scene looked like at Brooklyn Borough Hall with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz saying "If you're for family values, you should be celebrating today."
Coverage from New York Magazine:
Maria Cruz, 47, and Vivian Roman, 49, of Staten Island get married after 27 years together.
Democracy Now highlights weddings across the state: