Ricky Martin, Bette Midler, Kathy
Griffin and Chely Wright are among the celebrities cheering the start
of a gay marriage law in New York.
couples began marrying soon after midnight as the law took effect.
“I [heart] NY,” singer Ricky Martin
tweeted to his more than 3 million followers. “#LOVE IS STRONG!
Happy Sunday everyone.”
“To all Sunday's couples: your walk
down the aisle has been a long one … congratulations on finally
making it to the altar!” entertainer Bette Midler messaged.
“Congrats to all the newlyweds in NY!
Bottoms up! The first day of marriage #equality. Next, FEDERAL
equality!” comedian Kathy Griffin tweeted to her nearly 1 million
Country music singer Chely Wight, who
came out gay last year and recently
announced her own engagement, chimed in: “Good morning from
Nashville :) Exciting day for New York!!! #MarriageEquality.”
stars Darren Criss and Naya
Rivera cheered passage of the law last month, along with actress
Christina Applegate and singers Pink and Adam Lambert.