Couples vow ‘I do’ on Sunday, the first day same-sex marriage law takes effect
Carl and Robert Hayden traveled from Manhattan.
Jay Sindo, Nikki Gonzalez and Gonzalez's son, Eric. "She has a really nice gown," Sindo said of Gonzalez. License in hand, the Pennsylvania couple planned to wed Friday.
Newlyweds Lou Rispoli and Danyal Lawson, Woodside residents engaged for, you guessed it, 31 years, at Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's celebration in Sunnyside.
The happy mood outside Queens Borough Hall seemed to spread to the police officers on duty.
Astoria residents Greg Levine, left, and Shane Serkiz, together for 12 years, were the first among the record numbers of gay couples married at Queens Borough Hall on Sunday.
Sunnyside residents Val Mendoza, left, and Lloyd Pasach, together for 33 years, were among the record numbers of gay couples married at Queens Borough Hall on Sunday.
Randy Shoulders and Gustavo Medina from Reading, Pa.
Newlyweds Gregory Lane and Frank Daykin. The Sunnyside residents have been together for five years.