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Celebs Congratulate Gay and Lesbian New Yorkers Via Twitter

Yesterday was the first day gay and lesbian couples' lifelong marriage promises were legally recognized in the state of New York. Many celebrities took to Twitter to share their excitement about the historic event and the congratulate loving and committed couples getting married on Sunday, July 24.

Openly gay singer Ricky Martin added an "I Love NY" badge to reflect marriage equality in his profile picture and tweeted about his love for NY:

Jonathan Knight from New Kids on the Block also used the picture overlay on Twitter:

LGBT allies Jenna Dewan, LeAnn Rimes and Haylie Duff reacted to an elderly lesbian couple getting married and the importance of having their commitment recognized in their lifetime:

The recently engaged Chely Wright also celebrated via Twitter:

Bette Midler congratulated the couples who planned on getting married in anticipation of the event:

Comedienne Kathy Griffin took the opportunity to share the importance of a federal recognition of marriage equality:

Real Housewives of New York's Jill Zarin was excited to see people lined up to get married:

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