Lawsuit against marriage equality law

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officiating the marriage ceremony of Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt at Gracie Mansion in New York on Sunday.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officiating the marriage ceremony of Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt at Gracie Mansion in New York on Sunday.
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Wedding bells are still ringing for same-sex couples in New York State, despite efforts by one conservative group to overturn the new marriage equality law.

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms filed a lawsuit today in state court, claiming state lawmakers didn’t follow proper procedures to get the bill passed. It accuses the State Senate of violating its open meetings law and illegally shutting out the public in closing the Senate lobby.

A spokesman for Governor Andrew Cuomo said “the suit is without merit.”

Hundreds of couples have gotten married since yesterday, on the first day the law went into effect. New York became the sixth and largest state to recognize same-sex marriage. Check out our mini-wedding album of some of the happy couples below.

Sharon Gerbracht and Nancy Gerbracht before getting married in Niagara Falls, New York on Monday.Patrick Plainand Seong Man Hong celebrate after getting married at the City Clerk's office in New York on Sunday.

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Lawsuit against marriage equality law

Updated