Over 700 marriage applications were filed Sunday in New York City -- the first day gay marriages were legally recognized in the Empire state.
Mishan Moore left, 39, exchanged vows with her partner Jacqueline Rodriguez, 34, during their wedding ceremony at Queens Borough Hall in New York on Sunday. NYC becomes the sixth in the U.S. to embrace same-sex marriage.
Meanwhile, according to Splash News, thousands of gay marriage opponents marched on Sunday in protest of the new law. They called on lawmakers to allow a vote on gay marriage on the next ballot.
Additionally, a conservative group filed a lawsuit against gay marriage. Members of the Leaders of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms asked the courts to halt gay marriage ceremonies while the case is heard. They also want any of the hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in New York over the past 48 hours to be declared void.
New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. rallied thousands at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in NYC. Their rally and march, which took place the first day same-sex marriages were legally performed in New York, were attended by several thousand people, many of them Hispanic members of the Bronx church run by Diaz, who is also a Penetecostal minister. During the speeches, men and women waved bibles and sang hymns; cries of "Jesus, Jesus" and "Let the people vote" reverberated through the city streets. Also in attendance were a cluster of about 70 Orthodox Jewish men also protesting same-sex marriage. Source