07/24/2011 07:35 pm ET | Updated Sep 23, 2011

Mary Markowitz Meets Brooklyn Gay Couple Getting Married At Borough Hall (VIDEO)

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!"

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