Photos: New York's First Gay Married Couples

Hundreds of gay couples began marrying just after midnight in New York

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Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd became one of the first, if not the first, same-sex couples to wed in New York State shortly after midnight on Sunday at Niagara Falls, according to the New York Times. It was 12 years to the day after their first date, and they have been engaged since 2000.

Ms. Lambert made her own dress, a studded satin azure number that she finished seven hours before the reception. “I feel like a giant blueberry,” she said as she tried it on. Ms. Rudd wore a white tuxedo, with tennis shoes to match. “Do I look stupid?” she asked.

Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov celebrate after the couple was the first to marry at Manhattan's City Clerk's Office, according to AFP.

Richard Skipper and Daniel Sherman wait to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk's office, reports the AP.

Maira Garcia and Maria Vargas wait on line to get married at the Brooklyn City Clerk's office.

Lino Caminha Strandquist pins a flower on Daniel Luke Strandquist Caminha as they wait outside Manhattan's City Clerk's Office.

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