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Feb. 27, 2004 – New York Town of New Paltz Begins Marrying Same-Sex Couples

“The same-sex marriage controversy moved to a tiny Hudson River village, where the mayor of New Paltz, New York, began performing same-sex marriages Friday [Feb. 27, 2004]. Mayor Jason West said he considers it his ‘moral obligation’ to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.”