For Gabrielle Mecham and Ashley Saverino, Hurricane Sandy meant the delay of a wedding that was impossible in their home state.

The women had planned to be married in New York’s Central Park after flying from California, where voters had halted court-sanctioned gay unions. Saverino’s sister was even ordained, which would allow her to preside over the ceremony. The storm meant they were unable to get the required paperwork in New York.

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