New York Welcomes Its First Same-Sex Marriages

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For Phyllis Siegel, 77 (above left), and Connie Kopelov, 84, yesterday marked the first day that New York State legally recognized their 23-year relationship, which culminated in the couple being the first of hundreds to wed at the Manhattan City Clerk's Office. Across all five boroughs of New York City, and throughout the entire state, same-sex couples finally claimed their marriage certificates on Sunday after the state became the sixth (and the largest) to recognize gay marriage. About 60 judges worked around the clock to marry an estimated 823 couples. But for those of you still working out the details of your same-sex wedding, a slew of New York vendors are celebrating the legalization with money-saving deals. Check out our comprehensive list of offers, including new and updated entries! —Phillip B. Crook

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