Gov. Cuomo officiates gay wedding in front of Stonewall Inn

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GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officiated a gay wedding at the Stonewall Inn Sunday morning.

The wedding between 35-year-old UBS analyst Peter Thiede and 36-year-old human rights advocate David Contreras Turley was the first wedding Cuomo has ever officiated since he was granted the authority to do so, a release said.

“This is a proud day for America because it stands up to one of the principles that makes America so special,” the governor said.

Thiede and Turley met in New York City in 2011, just after Cuomo signed gay married into law. The couple lives in Washington Heights.