New York Gay Marriage: Two grandmothers as first gay couple to wed in midnight

By on Jul 24, 2011 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

Two grandmothers were the first gay couple to wed in the midnight of Saturday, July 23, 2011, the first hour of the day of the approval of gay marriage in New York.

Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd, first gay couple
on their wedding in New York, being performed by
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

Image Credit: AP

According to US news sites on Sunday, gay-rights activists Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd were the first gay couple to be legally married during a midnight ceremony at Niagara Falls.

Lambert, 54, and Rudd, 53, from Buffalo, New York and have been together for more than a decade, tied the knot, a month after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the gay marriage bill into law.

The rainbow-lit wedding midnight ceremony was attended by their relatives and friends; as well a crowd of a hundred people cheering as they were pronounced married and kissed.

As noted in reports, Lambert and Rudd, who have 12 grandchildren from their previous marriages, exchanged vows in front of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, who performed the wedding ceremony.

“What an incredible night this was.” Lambert was quoted at Huffington Post, wearing an electric blue satin gown with a sequined train and carried a bouquet of blue hydrangeas.

“This was an amazing night. Everything was absolutely perfect.” Lambert added, who works as an art gallery manager.

On the other hand, Rudd wore a white tuxedo with tails and white tennis shoes and told reports that she felt “great relief being just like everyone else”, having the same right to be married.

Apparently, there were other gay wedding ceremonies that immediately followed, particularly in Albany, the state capital, where the ceremony was officiated by Mayor Jerry Jennings.

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