Not only has NY governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill legalizing gay marriage, one of its state assemblymen has been quoted using the word verklempt. From an article in the Atlantic:
For many supporters of the bill, its passage has been a long time coming. It was just two years ago that a bill to legalize gay marriage was defeated in New York’s then Democrat-controlled legislature. “I’m verklempt,” assemblyman Matthew Titone told the Daily News. “I’m still in a state of disbelief.” Titone is one of five state lawmakers that is openly gay.
For those of you who are not familiar with the term verklempt, it is an example of Yinglish, aka Yiddish words that have made their way into English (in many cases via American English, in particular via New York Jewish vernacular.) Canadian comedian Mike Myers regularly used the word verklempt on his Saturday Night Live sketch Coffee Talk with Linda Richman, which he based on his New Yorker mother-in-law.
Bravo New York on your awesome legislative victory. I am all choked up, aka verklempt.