Almost 60 judges in New York City have volunteered to help remove the last legal roadblock to the immediate weddings of gay and lesbian couples once they finally are recognized by the state on a Sunday in 10 days, court officials said yesterday.

“Everybody has been waiting so long,” said Manhattan Acting Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe (See Profile). “It’s important to help move it along. It’s a very happy occasion and why wouldn’t anyone want to participate in an occasion?”

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