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Same-sex couples wed in New York

Hundreds of jubilant gay and lesbian couples exchanged wedding vows across the state on Sunday — some just after midnight — to mark the first day of legalized same-sex marriage in New York. Last month, the state Senate passed a historic marriage equality bill, making New York the sixth and most populous state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage.

In New York City, scores of matrimonially minded couples and well-wishers braved the blistering summer heat to celebrate this landmark day for gay rights.

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