Gay marriage backers: NY vote has national impact

Inga Ryabchikova, left, ties a rainbow lei on Ashley D'Amico before the start of the annual Gay Pride parade Sunday, June 26, 2011 in New York. One of the world's oldest and largest gay pride parades was expected to become a victory celebration Sunday after New York's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage. The law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday doesn't take effect for 30 days. (AP Photo/Chelsea Matiash)

June 26, 2011 12:39:40 PM PDT
Many obstacles still lie ahead for supporters of same-sex marriage, and eventually they will need Congress or the Supreme Court to embrace their goal. For the moment, though, they are jubilantly channeling the lyrics of "New York, New York."