Photos: Gay Marriage a Reality in New York

From the corridors of Albany to the streets of the West Village, these are the images from the historic debate for same sex marriage in the state of New York.

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Supporters of same sex marriage celebrate that the Senate members will vote on legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in New York.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reacts after same sex marriage was legalized after a vote in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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Revelers celebrate the passage of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage outside of the Stonewall Inn.
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Almost 42 years ago, the Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village birthed the gay rights movement. Fittingly, crowds of people gathered in front of the Stonewall to celebrate the historic passage of the gay marriage bill.
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Marking the momentous day in gay rights, a few people took photos outside of the Stonewall after the State Senate passed the gay marriage bill.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, hands pens to legislators after signing into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. Behind Cuomo, from left, are Assemblyman Matthew Titone, Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell, Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, Sen. Thomas Duane and Sen. James Alesi.
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Supporters of same sex marriage celebrate after Senate members voted and approved same-sex marriage at the Capitol.
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Gay marriage supporter Daniel Bracciale of New York wears tape over his mouth during a rally in a hallway outside a Senate Republican conference room at the Capitol on Thursday.
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Gay marriage supporters walk down the Great Western Staircase at the Capitol to join others who were rallying in support or opposition to the issue on Friday.
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Gay marriage supporters and opponents rally in the hallways at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Thursday, June 23, 2011
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in the Hall of Governors at the Capitol on Tuesday.
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Supporters for gay marriage carry signs and sing in a hallway outside a Republican conference room on Wednesday.
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Protesters for and against the same-sex marriage bill protest in the halls at the Capitol on Monday.
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Protesters for and against the same-sex marriage bill protest in the halls of the Capitol.
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More protesters both for and against the same-sex marriage.
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Same-sex marriage bill supporter Rabbi Sharon Klienbaum, center, of the Beit Simchat Torah Congregation, speaks to the media.
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Sen. Ruben Diaz, D- Bronx, right, talks with a reporter from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization about the same-sex marriage bill.
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More protest.
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Actress Cynthia Nixon, seen with Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-Garden City, came to Albany to ask lawmakers to pass legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Actress Cynthia Nixon, New York Ranger Sean Avery, and Brian Ellner from Campaign for New York Marriage make the case to legalize same-sex marriage.
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