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Wedding plans bloom as NY legalizes gay marriage

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NEW YORK (AP) — Wedding plans are blooming amid celebrations by gay rights advocates of New York becoming the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Couples who had talked about going out of state to wed changed their plans. Wedding planners anticipated picking up business.

Churches that accept gay unions say they're looking forward to hosting ceremonies.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill late Friday that makes New York the sixth state to legalize gay marriage.

The Rev. Joseph Tolton is a minister at the Rehoboth Temple Christ Conscious Church in Harlem. He said Saturday that he expects to be busy performing ceremonies after the law takes effect next month.

The Pentecostal church has a large gay congregation.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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