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VIDEO: In White Gowns, Schermerhorn Street Couple Tie the Knot

Stacey Minondo and Barbara Tremblay were the first same-sex couple to wed in Brooklyn's Borough Hall.

Barbara Tremblay, 40, and Stacey Minondo, 50, have been together for nearly eight years, but Sunday was the first day their relationship was recognized by the state of New York.

"We're thrilled that it's legal," said Tremblay on the steps of the Brooklyn Municipal Building, her new wife beside her, beaming. "We busted out the dresses in my sister-in-law's garage in Marine Park!"

The couple hald a "ceremony of love" last year at Steiner Studios, but today's ceremony made their union legal.

"We were hopeful this day would come," said Tremblay.

The Schermerhorn Street couple planned to attend Andrew Cuomo's same-sex marriage party this evening, and looked forward to all the rest of their days together.

Sarah Knowles July 25, 2011 at 01:42 AM
I think I cried more than they did!! So overdue and wonderful :)
k pizzuto July 25, 2011 at 03:37 AM
I stood up for this couple for their lovely union on 7/17/10 and I AM SOOOO glad it was acknowleged on 7/24/11. There marriage was true to me and all those at the wonderful ceremony on their wedding date. Today, it will be acknowledged as the time the state recognized its meaning. God bless Barbara and Stacey for they are truly the most wonderful people I know.
Chrissy Fleming July 25, 2011 at 09:54 PM
Congratulations, Barbara and Stacy! As a former Schermerhorn St. resident myself, I'm so glad that my neighbors are finally getting to share the same joy (and tears!) that my husband and I had at our wedding. All best wishes to you both.
Michele Romeo July 26, 2011 at 02:41 PM
Congratulations, Barbara and Stacy! Best wishes and a lifetime of happiness. What a beautiful way to celebrate your 1st Wedding Anniversary!!! xoxo
Jerome July 27, 2011 at 04:41 PM
Congrats Barbara and Stacy! How anyone would be willing to deny two people such as you such a beautiful moment is beyond me... Houston, Texas

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