In New York's first legal same-sex marriage, Kitty Lambert, right, weds Cheryle Rudd at Niagara Falls.

New York– On June 24th the legalization of same sex marriage finally hit the Empire State after weeks of debate and turmoil. One month later, on July 24th, the gay community was able to apply for their own wedding licenses. Normally, soon-to-be-wed couples have to wait 24 hours between obtaining their marriage license and their wedding days. However, many judges and cities all over the state opened up their offices early and helped officiate, in celebration.

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New York is the 6th state in the United States to legalize same sex marriage. It’s also the largest!

By the end of today, 659 marriage licenses would be handed out in New York City, alone.

823 same sex had applied for a lottery to be wed Sunday in New York City at the City Clerk’s offices.

Roughly 65,000 same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses in New York State, so far.

2 New York grandmothers, Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd, have become the first same sex couple to be legally married in New York state.

Kathryn Hamm, whose business,, is an online boutique and advice center for same-sex couples, said Web traffic in New York in the past month was 270% higher than for the same time period last year.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any statistics on how many of these same sex marriages were women. But, we’ll be sure to keep you posted as soon as we find out!

Also, check out our article on openly gay Women’s Mixed Martial Artist, Liz Carmouche!