New York City Clerks Offices Open Sunday For First Day Of Gay Marriages

Mara Cordova (C) hugs Patricia Dornelles after Dornelles married Cordova's mother Theresa Varela inside a chapel at the Brooklyn City Clerk's office on July 24, 2011 in New York City. Today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York state after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the historic legislation into law.
(July 23, 2011 - Source: Mario Tama/Getty Images North America)