It’s Been One Year Since New York Legalized Same Sex Marriage!


A year ago yesterday, on June 24, 2011, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law into effect that legalized same sex marriage. New York City celebrated the occasion with the annual Gay Pride Parade (which had, for the first time, legally married same sex people marching in it!). Since then, Maryland and Washington state have passed laws to legalize gay marriage as well, but both states will face referendums in November that may nullify the laws.

But right now, we’re busy reliving our big event from last year, the Pop Up Chapel, where we helped wed 24 same sex couples in Central Park. Congrats to all the couples who’ve gotten hitched in the last year, and here’s to many more!

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> See our guide to gay and lesbian weddings (we support marriage equality!)