Pride parade in New York celebrates one year of gay marriage

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By The Cycle Staff
Rainbow balloons make their way down Fifth Avenue during the New York City gay pride march June 24, 2012.
Rainbow balloons make their way down Fifth Avenue during the New York City gay pride march June 24, 2012.
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Revelers at the annual gay pride march in New York City Sunday celebrated the one-year anniversary of the state’s same-sex marriage law. The city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and the Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who pushed the state legislature to pass the law, also marched.

Marches took place around the country during June, gay pride month.

 

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo (L) and his girlfriend Sandra Lee march in the gay pride parade in New York, June 24, 2012.

 

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C), NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn (C-L) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (C-R) march down Fifth Avenue during the New York City gay pride march.

 

Revelers kiss in front of the Stonewall Inn during the New York City gay pride march. The annual civil rights demonstration commemorates the Stonewall riots of 1969, which erupted after a police raid on a gay bar, the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street. Cyndi Lauper, the grand marshall of the 43rd annual New York City gay pride parade, rides down 5th Avenue.

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Pride parade in New York celebrates one year of gay marriage

Updated