Manhattan Boro Prez Has Connecticut Marriage in Honor of Gay New Yorkers

By AP
|  Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010  |  Updated 8:45 PM EDT
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 Manhattan Boro Prez Has Connecticut Marriage in Honor of Gay New Yorkers

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Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer.

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and his fiancee have exchanged vows in Connecticut out of solidarity with gay friends who can't marry in New York.

  Stringer married Elyse Buxbaum, a museum administrator, in a civil ceremony at City Hall in New Haven. He said in a statement that it was an "incredibly meaningful day" for the couple.
 
Connecticut allows same-sex unions and New York does not.
 
New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. officiated the Sept. 2 marriage ceremony between Buxbaum and Stringer. The couple had a religious ceremony in Manhattan on Sept. 5.
 
New York's state Senate killed a bill that would have allowed same-sex marriage.

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