Today is the first day that gay marriage is allowed in New York, and one couple wasted no time:
In Niagara Falls, Lambert and Rudd chose Luna Island at the foot of the Falls for the site of their ceremony, following in the tradition of countless other couples who’ve been marrying there for more than a century. The waterfalls were lit, for the first time, in the hues of the rainbow, the symbol of gay equality and pride.
The couple planned a ceremony that would have them saying “I do” at one second past midnight, following a candlelit procession. Plans were for a municipal clerk to be on hand to sign their marriage license after midnight, along with a state Supreme Court judge to waive the 24-hour waiting period.
Here are the Buffalo News and New York Times stories on the day. The whole New York economy, especially Niagara Falls, will get a little boost from the thousands of weddings that will be held in the next days and months.