Gay New York couple recall their historic wedding

The first same-sex couple to get married in New York state look back at their fight for equal rights as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the legality of same-sex marriage.

Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd were first same-sex couple to marry in N.Y. state

Reflections on New York's first gay marriage 7:00

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin two days of hearings on Tuesday on same-sex marriage, examining the constitutionality of the federal Defence of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.

If the California ban is struck down, it could mean that same-sex marriage would be legal across the entire U.S.

A couple of years ago, Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd made history when they became the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the state of New York.

On the stroke of midnight on July 24, 2011, with Niagara Falls roaring behind them, they were pronounced legally married by the mayor of Niagara Falls, N.Y. In the above video, Lambert and Rudd look back at their fight for the right to marry.