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  Bony Mita-Lear and Mikel Mitra-Lear wait for their turn to register their marriage outside the Office of the City Clerk in New York City on August 30, 2013

Bony Mita-Lear and Mikel Mitra-Lear wait for their turn to register their marriage outside the Office of the City Clerk in New York City on August 30, 2013

  An official at the Office of the City Clerk in New York City asks them to sign the papers as they get married.

An official at the Office of the City Clerk in New York City asks them to sign the papers as they get married.

  Bony and Mikel gets married in the company of their friends Dr Irfan Akhter and Lisa Behner.

Bony and Mikel gets married in the company of their friends Dr Irfan Akhter and Lisa Behner.

  A weekend afternoon at Bony and Mikel’s apartment in Queens, New York City. Bony, a professional fashion designer, loves to cook and experiment different cuisines. 

A weekend afternoon at Bony and Mikel’s apartment in Queens, New York City. Bony, a professional fashion designer, loves to cook and experiment different cuisines. 

  Mikel’s collection of dolls at the couple’s apartment in Queens, New York City. Mikel has been collecting dolls for more than a decade and has a rare collection of over 4000 dolls.

Mikel’s collection of dolls at the couple’s apartment in Queens, New York City. Mikel has been collecting dolls for more than a decade and has a rare collection of over 4000 dolls.

  Mikel checks the price tag of a shirt at a shopping mall in Queens, New York City during the Thanksgiving holiday of 2013. 

Mikel checks the price tag of a shirt at a shopping mall in Queens, New York City during the Thanksgiving holiday of 2013. 

  Bony Mitra-Lear with his friends at the Maplewood Municipal Building in New Jersey. Bony was visiting his friends to be a witness to another same-sex wedding.

Bony Mitra-Lear with his friends at the Maplewood Municipal Building in New Jersey. Bony was visiting his friends to be a witness to another same-sex wedding.

  Bony Mitra-Lear at Billerica, Massachusettes.

Bony Mitra-Lear at Billerica, Massachusettes.

  Bony’s graduation from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, on 22nd May, 2014. 

Bony’s graduation from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, on 22nd May, 2014. 

  Mikel Lear with his pet parrot Cookie Bird at his Queens apartment in New York City. 

Mikel Lear with his pet parrot Cookie Bird at his Queens apartment in New York City. 

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  Bony Mita-Lear and Mikel Mitra-Lear wait for their turn to register their marriage outside the Office of the City Clerk in New York City on August 30, 2013
  An official at the Office of the City Clerk in New York City asks them to sign the papers as they get married.
  Bony and Mikel gets married in the company of their friends Dr Irfan Akhter and Lisa Behner.
  A weekend afternoon at Bony and Mikel’s apartment in Queens, New York City. Bony, a professional fashion designer, loves to cook and experiment different cuisines. 
  Mikel’s collection of dolls at the couple’s apartment in Queens, New York City. Mikel has been collecting dolls for more than a decade and has a rare collection of over 4000 dolls.
  Mikel checks the price tag of a shirt at a shopping mall in Queens, New York City during the Thanksgiving holiday of 2013. 
  Bony Mitra-Lear with his friends at the Maplewood Municipal Building in New Jersey. Bony was visiting his friends to be a witness to another same-sex wedding.
  Bony Mitra-Lear at Billerica, Massachusettes.
  Bony’s graduation from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, on 22nd May, 2014. 
  Mikel Lear with his pet parrot Cookie Bird at his Queens apartment in New York City. 
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Bony Mita-Lear and Mikel Mitra-Lear wait for their turn to register their marriage outside the Office of the City Clerk in New York City on August 30, 2013

An official at the Office of the City Clerk in New York City asks them to sign the papers as they get married.

Bony and Mikel gets married in the company of their friends Dr Irfan Akhter and Lisa Behner.

A weekend afternoon at Bony and Mikel’s apartment in Queens, New York City. Bony, a professional fashion designer, loves to cook and experiment different cuisines. 

Mikel’s collection of dolls at the couple’s apartment in Queens, New York City. Mikel has been collecting dolls for more than a decade and has a rare collection of over 4000 dolls.

Mikel checks the price tag of a shirt at a shopping mall in Queens, New York City during the Thanksgiving holiday of 2013. 

Bony Mitra-Lear with his friends at the Maplewood Municipal Building in New Jersey. Bony was visiting his friends to be a witness to another same-sex wedding.

Bony Mitra-Lear at Billerica, Massachusettes.

Bony’s graduation from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, on 22nd May, 2014. 

Mikel Lear with his pet parrot Cookie Bird at his Queens apartment in New York City. 

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