More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
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.
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: