Award of Excellence|
"SAME SEX MARRIAGE IN NEW YORK STATE"
A couple wearing sailor and nurse outfits kiss during the annual Pride Parade in a homage to the famous picture from Times Square in 1945 symbolizing the end of World War II. Dozens of thousands of people celebrated the end of the war to legalize same-sex marriage in NY State. The law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo became effective 30 days later on July 25th, 2011.