When the clock struck midnight in New York State on Sunday morning, same-sex marriage was suddenly legal in the state. What better place to tie the knot than Niagara Falls, especially when it’s lit up like a rainbow?
As gay couples began their midnight nuptials at the traditional honeymoon spot, they were surprised by the sudden colorful backdrop of Niagara Falls sporting the rainbow hues that have served as a rallying banner for LGBT activists fighting for their civil rights.
Pop singer/actor and former ‘N Sync-er Lance Bass snapped this photo of the Falls (update: turns out he didn’t snap this photo — it’s by Flickr user Mykelle Nicole, and it’s being passed around as a symbol of the official beginning of gay marriage in NY), and posted it to TwitPic as the crowd celebrated the auspicious occasion. Now the photo’s gone viral, with more than 31,000 views so far. Exclaimed Bass in a Twitter post just after midnight, “Niagra Falls right now! So amazing!”
Photo used with permission, courtesy Flickr/Mykelle Nicole
In addition to the falls being all rainbowy, today's Style section of the NY Times is all sorts of gay. It's filled with articles & ads about gay marriage. The most entertaining article was about mothers who can now nag/pressure their gay kids to get married. It's nice to see that we're not being left out of any of the rituals all the straight folks get...