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Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration Wedding (Credit: Faye Murman)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration Wedding Chapel in Kingston and hopes to turn it into the premier location for gay weddings. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Kingston Chapel hosts gay marriage

Paul Joffe, owner of Celebration Wedding Chapel in Kingston, opened the chapel the day after gay marriage was legalized in New York in June, 2011, and has performed more than 30 same-sex marriages. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Ralph Goneau, 81, and Dick Wilhelm, 89, of
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Ralph Goneau, 81, and Dick Wilhelm, 89, of Woodstock, have been together for over 40 years and were married in 2011 at the Celebration Wedding Chapel in Kingston. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration Wedding
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration Wedding Chapel in Kingston and hopes to turn it into the premier location for gay weddings. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owner Celebration Wedding
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owner Celebration Wedding Chapel in Kingston, laughs with Ralph Goneau, who married his partner at the chapel last year. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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Ralph Goneau, 81, and Dick Wilhelm, 89, of
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Ralph Goneau, 81, and Dick Wilhelm, 89, of Woodstock, have been together for over 40 years and were married in 2011 at the Celebration Wedding Chapel in Kingston. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Ralph Goneau, 81, and Dick Wilhelm, 89, of
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Ralph Goneau, 81, and Dick Wilhelm, 89, of Woodstock, have been together for over 40 years and were married in 2011 at the Celebration Wedding Chapel in Kingston. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Ralph Goneau, 81, and Dick Wilhelm, 89, of
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Ralph Goneau, 81, and Dick Wilhelm, 89, of Woodstock, have been together for over 40 years and were married in 2011 at the Celebration Wedding Chapel in Kingston. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration wedding
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration wedding Chapel in Kingston and hopes to turn it into the premier location for gay weddings. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration wedding
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration wedding Chapel in Kingston and hopes to turn it into the premier location for gay weddings. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration wedding
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration wedding Chapel in Kingston and hopes to turn it into the premier location for gay weddings. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration wedding
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration wedding Chapel in Kingston and hopes to turn it into the premier location for gay weddings. (Jan. 3, 2013)

John Condelario, 58; and Guy Veronick, 53; are
(Credit: Courtesy of John Condelario)

John Condelario, 58; and Guy Veronick, 53; are married at the Celebration wedding Chapel in Kingston.

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration wedding
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Paul Joffe, 50, of Kingston, owns Celebration wedding Chapel in Kingston and hopes to turn it into the premier location for gay weddings. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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