New York’s First Same-Sex Couple Wed Today Just After Midnight


Today is the first day that same-sex marriage is officially legal in New York state. Accordingly, we can now celebrate our first legally married same-sex couple, Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd, who were married in Niagra Falls just after the 12th toll of their town bell. It was, impossibly, 12 years to the day since their first date. “I may be the first person standing here in history,” Ms. Lambert told the New York Times, “but I’m just an ordinary grandma.” She added, “This is one of the most incredible moments of my personal life, but it’s also an incredible moment for New York.” We’ll drink to that. [via NYT]