Phyllis and Connie Get Married

Sealing their wedding vows with a kiss shortly after 9 a.m., Chelsea residents Phyllis Siegal, 76, and Connie Kopelov, 84, seen above, became the first same-sex couple to be legally married by City Clerk Michael McSweeney in his Lower Manhattan office.

Siegal and Kopelov have been a couple for 23 years, but today is the first day that New York State has allowed the two women to get married.

Marriage Equality Comes to the City, NY1

If there’s anything abominable about marriage equality for gay people, it’s that these two women had to wait 23 years to get married. The time for debate is over. If you still can’t get behind the rights of your gay friends and family to enjoy the same rights you do, there’s simply something wrong with your heart.

(Thanks for the tip,@andrea_r!)

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