22 Jul '11, 8am

Prominent NY lesbian prepares for wedding

Prominent NY lesbian prepares for wedding

New York state's gay marriage law goes into effect on Sunday after it was narrowly approved in a nail-biting June 24 vote. -- PHOTO: AP NEW YORK - REVEREND Carmen Hernandez, who proudly bills herself as the 'First Lesbian' of the tough Bronx neighbourhood in New York, is giddy with excitement about her wedding, which could take place as early as Sunday. Born on the Spanish-speaking US island of Puerto Rico, Ms Hernandez has lived nearly all of her life in the Bronx and is a well-known local activist in the gay and lesbian community. New York state's gay marriage law goes into effect on Sunday after it was narrowly approved in a nail-biting June 24 vote. With thousands of requests pouring in for a first-day marriage, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a lottery to select 764 same-sex couples. Ms Hernandez, 48, applied for a marriage license to marry her partner Dori...

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