6 of 15: Same-sex couple Daniel Hernandez, 53, right, and Nevin Cohen, 48, hold their wedding certificate after being married at the City Clerk's Office in New York, Sunday, July 24, 2011. A state law signed June 24 by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo went into effect at 12:01 on Sunday, allowing hundreds of couples statewide to tie the knot, including 823 in New York City alone. (AP Photo/Shannon Stapleton, Pool) (AP Photo/ Shannon Stapleton)

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