Weddings begin as same-sex marriage law takes effect
Bill Slimback and Bob Sullivan waited 17 years. They finally tied the knot in a midnight ceremony at a lodge in Vermont.
Thirty-eight-year old Slimback and 41-year-old Sullivan planned the ceremony for late Monday and were pronounced married just after midnight early this morning, when a new law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect.
Greg Trulson, who's a Justice of the Peace, performed the ceremony at his Moose Meadow Lodge in Duxbury.
Slimback says he and Sullivan - who are from Whitehall, N.Y. - have long wanted to cement their relationship by marriage. Since they can't legally marry in New York they chose to have their wedding in Vermont.