Lovey-Dovey Photos From New York’s Same-Sex Marriages
In New York City 823 couples married today. Across the state, hundreds more tied the knot. They could not wait any longer.
Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings D-Albany, to perform the city’s first legal same-sex marriage at City Hall at 12:01 a.m. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster stood before a rainbow-lit Niagara Falls as a backdrop.
Homosexual marriage is not legal in the UK – but civil partnerships, introduced in 2005, give couples the same legal protection as if they were married. But gay couples cannot marry in a house of worship or use religious language. Is that fair? Is that right? Do we need to create new houses of worship to a God that affords the same rights to all humanity who seek to cement and confirm their love..?
Michael Johnson, 55, left, and Michael Roberts, 81, of New York, kiss after getting married at the City Clerk's office in New York, Sunday, July 24, 2011. Hundreds of gay couples were expected to marry in New York and across the Empire State on the first day of same-sex marriage ceremonies. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, Pool)