Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Statement from Freedom To Marry's Evan Wolfson on today's NYS Senate Vote

Freedom to Marry
December 2, 2009
Today’s vote in the New York State Senate is painfully disappointing, especially coming so close to Tuesday's historic vote in the District of Columbia and last night's vote by the NY Assembly in favor of marriage. The pro-equality senators told deeply moving, personal stories, drawing on their commitment to treating others as we all want to be treated, their beliefs, and their experiences as people of color, people of diverse faiths, and people with gay loved ones, to explain their decisions to vote for the freedom to marry. Those opposed had nothing to say to justify their denial of marriage to their neighbors. The more we speak out, the sooner we will get people, and our country, to its promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. [Link]

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