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At Brookhaven Town Hall, Donna Lent, deputy town
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At Brookhaven Town Hall, Donna Lent, deputy town clerk of Brookhaven, explains to Dee Smith, left, and Kate Wrede of Patchogue, that the two are unable to file for a marriage license before July 24, 2011, until the same sex marriage law goes into effect. (July 8, 2011)(Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz)

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The same-sex marriage bill at the state's Capitol met much protest from both sides.

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