NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: Same-sex couple Yolanda Potasinski (R) and Nancy Mertzel pose for a photo as they hold a claim ticket for their marriage ceremony at the City Clerk's Office for their wedding ... more 
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: Same-sex couple Yolanda Potasinski (R) and Nancy Mertzel pose for a photo as they hold a claim ticket for their marriage ceremony at the City Clerk's Office for their wedding ceremony at the Manhattan City Clerk's office on the first day New York State's Marriage Equality Act goes into effect July 24, 2011 in New York City. Today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York State after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the historic legislation into law. (Photo by David Handschuh-Pool/Getty Images) less 
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