Wedding day in New York City.Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples line up to get married on the first day that same-sex marriage was made legal in the state of New York.Freddy Zambrano and Marcos Chaljub were among the first to take their vows.For Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov, this was a long day in coming.Applause on the streets after the 76 and 84-year-olds finally tied the knot.I talked about what it meant to get married after a 23 year relationship."It was just so amazing. It's the only way I can describe it. I lost my breath and a few tears, and it's indescribable," said Phyllis Siegel.New York is the sixth and largest US state to allow gay marriage.Civil liberties activists say New York's legalization of same-sex marriage sends a message to the US Congress that it must repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act defining marriage as between a man and a woman.Officials estimate that gay marriage will add some $400 million to New York's strained economy over the next three years.Not everyone was celebrating. A handful of protesters held signs condemning gay marriage.But such actions were lost on those who thought this day would never come.