Couples wed on first day gay marriage is legal in N.Y.
Published 07/24/2011, Associated Press
Hundreds of gay couples dressed in formal suits and striped trousers, gowns and T-shirts recited vows in emotion-choked voices and triumphantly hoisted their long-awaited marriage certificates on Sunday as New York became the sixth and largest U.S. state to recognize same-sex weddings.Word count: 1198
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