Same Sex Couples Marry At Midnight In New York State [Video]
In New York City and other areas across the State clerks, judges and other officials opened their doors on a Sunday to cater to gay couples.
Judges were being posted in New York City clerks’ offices on Sunday to officiate and to consider waiver requests to the state’s mandatory 24-hour wait between issuing a license and a having ceremony. Couples without waivers can’t wed until Monday or Tuesday, depending on whether their local clerks issue licenses Sunday.
The Associated Press reported that Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd were legally married at a midnight ceremony at Niagara Falls.
With Niagara Falls as a backdrop, Lambert, 54, and Rudd, 53, tied the knot with the blessing of the state. Lambert and Rudd, together for more than a decade and had long been fighting for the right to marry. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster performed the ceremony.