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First Gay Couple Married In New York City, Ages 85 And 75

July 24, 2011


The Big Apple said “I do” to a new era of gay rights this morning and celebrated New York City’s first same-sex weddings.

Phyllis Siegel, 75, and Connie Kopelov, 85, got hitched at the marriage bureau on Worth Street in Lower Manhattan at 9:02 a.m., setting off wedding bells.

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  1. Annie K. permalink
    July 24, 2011 5:31 PM

    Little known fact:
    There was a pastor in Madison who was secretly marrying gay couples in his basement back in the mid-70s
    It didn’t hold up legally of course but it meant a lot to the ppl involved. The basement was “finished” and not at all depressing, and his wife made sure there was a nicely decorated wedding cake. Seen it wit’ me own eyes.

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