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Phyllis Siegel & Connie Kopelov

Phyllis Siegel, 76, right, and wife Connie Kopelov, 84. Phyllis and Connie were the first same-sex couple to be married in New York City. They have been together for 23 years. Joao Costa/Yahoo! News

Same-sex couples marry in New York

January 1, 1970

Buoyant gay couples cheered by supporters began marrying Sunday across New York on the landmark day it became the sixth and largest state to recognize same-sex weddings.