Tears and Applause as Judges Perform City's First Same-Sex Weddings

, New York Law Journal


As last-minute accommodations were being made, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Sherry Klein Heitler told volunteering judges that she would try to rotate the judges among the clerk's three large chapels and smaller rooms, where judges would consider waiver applications and also conduct weddings. Though initial plans were to close the building by 4:30 p.m., she said hours could be extended to 6 p.m. if necessary. "We will get it done," she said, to the applause of the volunteers.

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