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Victory!

Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples made history on Sunday as they lined up first thing in the morning at New York's city clerk's offices to exercise their newly-gained right to marry.

The first couple to wed in the city was Connie Kopelov, 85, and Phyllis Seagal, 77 (above). The adorable couple met 23 years ago at a senior center and had been longing for this moment for years.

Siegel said:

"I am breathless. The fact that it's happening to us, that we are finally legal and can do this like everyone one else. It's mind boggling."

We are so happy for Connie and Phyllis and for the hundreds of couples who were finally able to marry. This is such a momentous occasion. Now, go enjoy your honeymoons!

[Image via WENN.]

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97 comments to “Hundreds Of Gay Couples Wed In New York”



  1. 1

    Good for them. Hopefully NY can help convince conservative politicians that gay marriage is the most harmless non-issue that is facing the country.



  2. 2

    Congratulations, newlyweds!



  3. 3

    i wonder which one is on top….hummmm



  4. 4

    Of course you would take a beautiful thing like marriage equality and turn it into something perverse by talking about the honeymoon. Classy.



  5. 5

    Go girls!



  6. 6

    Re: madonna is shit – I understand u just want attention. ok here you go.



  7. 7

    Aww Perez, the joy of getting married is something that you will never experience. You're always alone on your trips and basically, everywhere lol. Only with your mom holding hands. All your money and can't even rent one of those escorts to at least pretend that someone cares about you other than your family ha



  8. 8

    Connie & Phyllis: you 2 in this picture are the sweetest and prettiest thing I've seen in a long time. Really, you make my heart feel better. Congratulations from Italy, I really wish you the best.



  9. 9

    that pic is very sweet.



  10. 10

    I am so OVERJOYED about people in GLBT community finally being able to get married and it be LEGAL. This has been such a long battle, and well overdue! This couple really inspires me to find my "peguin". I wish you two nothing but happiness!!



  11. 11

    Re: madonna is shitRe: madonna is shit – Nah, there is no god soo..

  12. Jai says – reply to this


    12

    Love is so beautiful.



  13. 13

    Re: madonna is shit – Actually, God loves all people and dislikes only sin (every hear of "love the sinner hate the sin"?). And one of the sins that God won't forgive (unless you stop and repent) is people who spread hate and doing it in his name, as you're doing. You're not God, so don't claim to speak on his behalf. Have fun explaining yourself and your own sins when your judgment day comes. And if you don't believe in God, fine. Then for the purpose of being an accepting, kind human being, don't spread messages of hate. In the meantime, let others deal with their own conscience and their own ideas of morality. Finally, congratulations to the happy couple.



  14. 14

    Love while you can. Congrats to all the happy couples. Wish you nothing but love Perez. Screw all these HATERS who ironically LOVE to visit your site. Ultimately, You get the last laugh, and I'm proud to be laughing with you!:)



  15. 15

    Gays will burn in hell,this from the devil.dogs don't even do that.



  16. 16

    Re: Meggie246624 – you are so wonderful! You speak great words. I am not a church goer, but I went with a friend recently while visiting her. Her dad is a pastor…and he spoke of spreading the word of god, and how the man who claimed it was the end of the world isn't spreading the word of god. It isn't the truth! So people…DON'T SPREAD HATE! DO NOT SPREAD HATE!



  17. 17

    As one of the NY Newlyweds today - we waited 21 years to have the RIGHT to marry. Today my husband and i both thank you and remind all that love and commitment between two people deserves to be recognized and honored in the eyes of the law. Thank you to all the level-headed Perezers!



  18. 18

    Wouldn't they have been kind of young for a senior center 23 years ago? I'm just curious. It's sweet that they finally got to marry though



  19. 19

    this is just wonderful
    here in Canada it is pretty normal but still am happy for New York



  20. 20

    Re: madonna is shit – For those of us who do not ascribe to a higher power - you are responsible for your own hate. It may be very convenient for you to pretend to be on God's side, but you know in your heart that your hate is your own.



  21. 21

    Re: WigGuy – congratulations! you deserve to be treated as equal. we all need to learn to love each other.

    love is where is at :)



  22. 22

    Re: WigGuy – Congratulations!



  23. 23

    AWWWW this is why everyone LOVES NEW YORK



  24. 24

    Shhhh, whats that you hear??? What's that??? It's the sound of Happy Gay and Lesbian couples getting married and GUESS WHAT??? It does NOT affect your life one little bit!!! HAPPY WEDDING DAY TO ALL GAY AND LESBIAN MARRIED COUPLES!!!



  25. 25

    Actually some sensible news in this world of stuff that doesn't make sense anymore. Congratulations! Many happy years to you both.



  26. 26

    Re: madonna is shit[/r[re=5810680]Re: madonna is shit – ee] And you are a piece of shit.



  27. 27

    This is so amazing. What next! Will they let the blacks marry also.



  28. 28

    Re: WigGuy – I am all over your happiness and I am so very happy for you! There are haters, but there are MORE people who accept it with open arms. Best wishes to you.



  29. 29

    Another black moment in American history. Maybe when Obama's out in 2113 we can restore some honor to our nation.



  30. 30

    Yay!! Congrats!!



  31. 31

    God must be really sad.



  32. 32


  33. 33

    Re: Mad Dog – Sure, just like the abolition of slavery, the passage of the 15th and 19th Amendments and the legalization of interracial marriage were black moments in America's history, right?



  34. 34

    Re: WigGuy – and you could have just had a civil union with the same rights years ago in a different state.

    you suck!



  35. 35

    Re: blondly7 – voicing your freedom of speech is not hate..

    loser!



  36. 36

    I would say "there goes the neighborhood", but it is NY afterall…



  37. 37

    Re: WigGuy – Ignore the other moron. Congrats to you and your husband!! :D



  38. 38

    Re: madonna is shit – you are mentally ill. do us all a favor and get off this site so we don't have to listen to your garbage.



  39. 39

    I just couldn't fathom if my great-grandma was a lesbian. More power to them, but that's crazy…



  40. 40

    Re: WigGuy – Congrats!! I am so sorry it is taking people this long to allow this! But I am glad you got your chance



  41. 41

    Too cute! Way to go ladies!



  42. 42

    Re: Beautiful Disaster311 – Think of it this way …. your great grandkids won't be able to fathom that you couldn't fathom it because it will be such a non-issue by then. They'll think you're weird for having thought it was crazy :-)



  43. 43

    I dont get why gay posts get the most comments. But I do get why most posts by Perez are about gay crap.. Because everyone loves to fight and they get the most comment$$$$. Gays want to be straight but don't know how to get past their perverted thoughts so they try and find some relief in joining the 'gay community'. I wish they could get the help they need. I guess that's why there are so many gay helpgroups out there…. they seriously need HELP.



  44. 44

    And so the moral degradation of society continues, and half the population welcomes it with open arms. Before people start putting words in my mouth, I will make this clear: I have respect for gays just like I do for straight people. I treat them the same, but I disagree with the sinful path they are on. I also disagree with society's move towards acceptance of homosexuality. Hate me all you want, but know I don't hate you back. I believe in God and I don't pick and choose from the Bible. Homosexuality is one sin among the many that are clearly condemned. But of course, if the Bible speaks against your choices and/or lifestyle, it must be misinterpreted or outdated, right? Except not.



  45. 45

    I almost believe that being gay is not a choice because how could you choose wrinkled up puussyy. Probably poor white trash. that's all lesbians are really.



  46. 46

    Re: Meggie246624 – Oh, yeah I would figure that. But for me personally, having my Meme roll up in her wheelchair in the nursing home with her partner, I would probably go into cardiac arrest, lol.



  47. 47

    Awww old people…. good for them, on another note, divorce attorneys across New York rejoiced for entirely different reason. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it LOL. And to all those homophobes, homosexuality is not contagious, you need to stop being so afraid it will infect you.



  48. 48

    AWWWWWWWWWW yaaayyy thats awesome! and all of u that they they'll rot in hell… shame on you. its not your place to judge :P



  49. 49

    Re: Meggie246624 – I like your comments, you have a great attitude.



  50. 50

    Re: Beautiful Disaster311 – Lol! Totally understand your point. :-)

  51. mw says – reply to this


    51

    so sweet!



  52. 52

    Congrats girls! They look very happy.



  53. 53

    good for them :) my bestfriend is gay and i hope one day he will meet someone and be able to have the same choices and options about marridge as straight people do.



  54. 54

    So disgusting…



  55. 55

    i wonder if that carpet matches the drapes



  56. 56

    Re: WigGuy – "Your husband?" You seriously need help.



  57. 57

    I love it. They look over the moon. Fantastic. However, Mario. You can cheer all you want. Unfortunately you will never have the pleasure of feeling like they do. You know damn well no one in their right mind would walk down the aisle with you. Shoot, they practically vomit just going down on you as it is. Just sayin'. Thoughts?



  58. 58

    I never really knew how I felt about gay couples. Then I watched a movie on HBO called "If These Walls Could Talk" and this elderly female couple had been together for 40 years. One of the women had been married first, because she had a son. When she dies her son sells everything because all was in his parent's name, leaving the partner with nothing. I realized then that regardless of my uncertainty regarding homosexuality, gay people had the right to be protected, just like anyone else.



  59. 59

    better put some K Y on those wheels.



  60. 60

    And I'm really happy for the community as a whole. But now, maybe just for a few days, can it be possible for the government to work on serious matters that are currently happening to all Americans? The economy is on the verge of another complete financial disaster, we have troops dieing overseas, cancer is still killing people, AIDS is still killing people. So lets get back to reality for a moment instead of spending so much time placating the liberals with news regarding civil rights. I am, and although I love what they're doing for the Gay and Lesbian community, I think this could have waited another year or so. And I hate to say it but all politicians simply can't believe that for a country on the brink of financial ruin they are getting this much pressure about gay/lesbian civil rights. Even The White House is scratching their heads as to why people have their priorities so far out in left field.



  61. 61

    that is seriously adorable.
    *
    who gives a shit what religious freaks and homophobes think about marriage equality or lgbt people in general. marriage is a CIVIL right and no matter how much they cry or moan gay marriage is happening and it's coming at them faster than their underdeveloped minds can comprehend. when these hateful people's children and grandchildren look back at them they will be thought of as an embarrassment to their families.
    *
    and don't forget "the life of a heterosexual is a sick and boring lifestyle"
    john waters.



  62. 62

    Re: madonna is shit – YOU will rot in hell.



  63. 63

    I have nothing against gay people, but this couple is fucking repulsive. LOL



  64. 64

    THE BIBLE IS A PIECE OF SHIT BOOK MADE TO CONTROL PEOPLE AND THEIR BELIEFS. AND ASSOCIATING THE BIBLE WITH GOD, IS A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR GOD.
    IT IS NOT A SIN TO LOVE ANOTHER PERSON.
    HATE IS A SIN. FUCK THE BIBLE AND ALL OF ITS LIES.



  65. 65

    BEAUTIFUL PICTURE! :-)



  66. 66

    Re: LeonDancer
    +1
    I believe in God, but not the bible.
    Bible does not mean the word from God.



  67. 67


  68. 68

    no offence but con and phil arn't eye candy…..



  69. 69

    Re: kategos – Don't feed the trolls.



  70. 70

    Re: Meggie246624
    DO
    NOT
    FEED
    THE
    TROLLS



  71. 71

    shit she looks ready for gods waiting room yet alone marriage but Bless em anyhow!! where's the honeymoon i wonder???



  72. 72

    Re: WigGuy – Congratulations!!!!! :)



  73. 73

    Re: be strong – I also was unsure about gay marriage etc for a while. I have ben brought up a Catholic and both my schools were Catholic schools. Whilst no part of my upbringing led me to believe being gay was wrong, it was the marriage part I was unsure about. A marriage is between a man and a woman blah blah blah, but then I thought, hang on, this is the 21st century. If 2 people truly love each other then why shouldn't they marry? No one deserves it less than anyone else. Gay people are capable of loving each other just as much as straight people so why shouldn't they be joined together in marriage?



  74. 74

    CONGRATS to all the Gay and Lesbian couples!! Wow a full 24 hours, and no one was struck down, there were no floods, earthquakes or locust invasions. You religious FREAKS truly need to get lives!!!



  75. 75

    fabulous stuff and now also win the right to divorce and demand spousal support i would imagine

    this is a momentous occasion and perez should be very proud of his part in it



  76. 76

    this truly is a great step for the USA, it still shocks me that people are so closed minded still in england its a perfectly normal thing and people wont throw abuse at you, reading all these comments i was extremely shocked. here in england for saying stuff like that is hate crime which is alowed fo 3 weeks in jail :) so u just say that over here and see what happens to you



  77. 77

    Oh yes, the sanctity of marriage. One man, one woman……….at a time that is. Gays marrying can only help that sanctity marriage.



  78. 78

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being
    delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at
    stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here
    is the website we using to get all this stuff, BidsGet.com



  79. 79

    all that money the city is going to make…….



  80. 80

    re: Pink Bullet 4, I agree with your thoughts. I have a friend who ALWAYS says that God created marriage for Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. When I really annalize my feelings I don't care at all that gays marry. My hang up is envisioning them together sexually. That really turns me off. But as I already stated, that's my hang up and really none of my business whatsoever.



  81. 81

    For all of you saying that Gays are nasty and need to rot in hell are fucking retarded. Gays are the same as us straight people are. We are all human. We all have the same needs love, shelter, food, etc. The only thing different is that they like the same gender or they are trapped in another genders' body. Can't you just except them and get over your discrimination self? You anti-gay haters are the rude nasty ones not the gays.



  82. 82

    Re: LeonDancer – If you don't like the bible who the fuck cares but there is no need for you to spit shit out of your mouth to explain your hatred of it dick breath.



  83. 83

    What a beautiful photo. Congrats to all who were married over the weekend!



  84. 84

    gayZ are grossss sss ss sssssssssssssssssssssss



  85. 85

    Re: fickdichpogmothoin! – love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  86. 86

    Re: WigGuy – Congratulations!!
    .
    What a wonderful picture and a wonderful day for equality in New York! Congrats to everyone who has finally gotten to marry the love of their life!



  87. 87

    I do find it ironic that the folks hating on gays and the gay lifestyle, and obsessing about deviant sexual behavior are really the only ones here preoccupied with the sexual aspect of homosexuality. I mean really, old married couples have more moments together laughing, fighting, crying, comforting, eating, sleeping, paying bills, raising children, paying taxes, than having sex. If you think God is going to send them to hell, why are you so preoccupied with their path? Wouldn't it just make more room for you and all the hetero folks around the earth? Jesus did say, those without sin should be the first to cast the stone.. I don't think he meant literally the same sin so you might want to take your own sin inventory. Evolve people, you don't have to agree, but nobody appointed you to be anyone's warden of sinful nature.



  88. 88

    Equality. Duh!



  89. 89

    This couple is adorable, equal rights for everyone is how it should be. Leave religion and God out of it, because at the end of the day, people just want to be happy. I'm proud to be from Boston, Massachusetts where we can say we were the first people to legalize gay marriage and equal rights for all - it is a very proud thing to see other states follow suit. GO NY!



  90. 90

    I am not being sarcastic…. but serious question- if Gay Marriage is not a federal law, doesn't that trump it being a state Law? (just like medical marijuana… it's legal in some states, but the feds can still pop the dispensaries…)



  91. 91

    Re: fickdichpogmothoin! – oh but it's ok for people like you to spit out your hate for gay people? fuckin hypocrite just like most Christians



  92. 92

    Re: MsJules – States trump federal… It is the balance that was originally forged to ensure protection of a states citizens. I am sure there is a lot more details, but states do trump feds on certain elements of law.



  93. 93

    Re: Robdawg – hey there, don't go throwing the baby out with the bath water. Don't give an individual troll the power to represent all of Christianity. Evil people do evil deeds in the name of fundamentalist christian beliefs, that does not in any way make them Christ like or a good christian. Case in point, the psycho in Norway.



  94. 94

    Re: Geat real – Hmm interesting. Some people I know were having a debate about this- clearly I am ignorant to the topic so I chose to stay out of it, but it did spark enough curiosity for me to want to research it. :) thanks for the response!



  95. 95

    Re: Robdawg – What makes you think I'm a christian asshole? go re read my post.



  96. 96

    Those old ladies are so cute I just want to pinch their little freshly-nuptial-ed cheeks.



  97. 97