Sunday, July 24, 2011

Getting Hitched



Today is the day that New York's marriage equality act goes into effect. I am so proud of my state. These lovely women were the first same-gender couple to exchange vows at the Manhattan City Clerk's office this morning. Here, Phyllis Siegel, 76, kisses and then later embraces her wife Connie Kopelov, 84. The love and sense of moment in their faces bring me to my knees.


17 comments:

  1. Yay for love! :D

    The world needs all the love it can get.

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  2. I love the crowd behind them! I am so glad that the world is starting to catch up with what's right and good in the Universe.

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  3. Love is love. What a sweet post.

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  4. How could they have been denied for so long. Proud of New York, and proud of the ever evolving US... It's all worth it if end results are this.

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  5. Sweetest thing ever! They look so very happy!

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  6. I just came back from a week at the beach and guess who I come to visit first? Yep, you! And I'm so glad that I did. What a wonderful day in NY! Thanks for this Welcome Home present. m.

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  7. That IS a beautiful thing, and I am so proud on New York. Were you there? Are they your photos?

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  8. This brought a tear to my eye, literally. Thanks for posting and for embracing diversity. xo

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  9. This makes my heart skip a beat and reminds me that love can endure.

    xoxoxo

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  10. This was also the couple which most moved me when I looked through a series of photos from these weddings earlier today.

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  11. When I first saw this I sobbed. Think what would have happened otherwise. If one of them got ill the other would not be considered family. It is heartbreaking and wonderful. New York New York a hell of a town.
    xoxox

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  12. I'm proud of your state and patiently waiting for !!!THIS!!! to catch on.
    xo

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  13. And in California we dither on...while people do fall ill or worse. New York rocks, simple as that. Makes me cry, too, so grateful for some good news. How dare we legislate love? xo

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  14. Great photos! They brought tears to my eyes! Thank goodness New York has finally rounded the bend on this issue...and the nation will follow, though it may take a while. Of that I'm sure.

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  15. The thing that got to me most about this couple, apart from the obvious depth of their love, was that one of the women is in a wheelchair, and so she has probably already faced health challenges in which her life's true love was not considered family. now she will be. and that made me cry with relief.

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  16. Elizabeth, no not my photos. They are AP news photos. The photographer's name is in the tagline.

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