• Petitioned Support equal marriage in NY state!

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Support equal marriage in NY state!

Support Marriage Equality for New Yorkers!

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      Human Rights Campaign

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June 2011

Victory

 

Today is a historic day! New York's Senate passed a bill that will grant the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians!

The bill was signed by Governor Cuomo who lobbied extensively for the passage of the legislation. The law will go into effect 30 days after the bill was signed.

New York's progression to a marriage equality state will have an enormous positive impact on thousands of LGBT families and their children. Extending marriage to same-sex couples will protect more than 42,000 couples raising 14,000 children.

http://news.change.org/stories/victory-new-york-passes-marriage-equality-bill-for-gays-and-lesbians

 

Gay and lesbian couples all across New York state want to marry because they're in loving, committed relationships. They want to make the public commitment that marriage brings, and nothing says family like marriage.

The time is now to pass marriage equality in New York. Polls show an unprecedented majority of New Yorkers in favor of legalizing marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

But New Yorkers need all the support they can get from pro-equality Americans across the nation -- because they've been this close before. Just a year and a half ago the New York State Senate failed to pass marriage equality. But public opinion has shifted both nationwide and in New York, where 58 percent of New Yorkers supporting marriage equality – from people young and old, and of all political parties. And the newly-elected Governor Andrew Cuomo recently reiterated his support for passing marriage equality now.

Still, the Human Rights Campaign and other groups working hard on the ground in New York are taking nothing for granted. The right-wing National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has pledged $1.5 million to defeat marriage equality in New York.

A win in New York would amplify the drumbeat for marriage equality across the nation. Please stand up for marriage equality -- and support the critical work of those on-the-ground in New York securing marriage rights right now.

Support marriage equality for New Yorkers!

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Support equal marriage in NY state!, YOU
I support the freedom of every American to marry the person they love. Gay and lesbian couples all across New York -- and America -- want to marry because they're in loving, committed relationships.

Marriage is essential to making all families more secure. And polls show an unprecedented super-majority of New Yorkers support marriage equality.

I'm making a stand for my fellow LGBT New Yorkers!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory! New York Passes Marriage Equality Bill for Gays and Lesbians

      Today is a historic day! New York's Senate passed a bill that will grant the freedom to merry for gays and lesbians!
      The bill will be signed by Governor Cuomo who lobbied extensively for the passage of the legislation. The law will go into effect 30...

    2. President Obama Says Marriage Should be Decided by States

      During a fundraising speech in New York on Thursday, the President stayed the course. To the disappointment of those inside and outside the event, the President did not publicly endorse marriage for gays and lesbians.

    3. Time to take action

      Word on the street: NY State Senator Skelos is holding up the marriage equality vote. Please give him a ring at 518-455-3171. Tell him to allow a vote on marriage for gays and lesbians today.

    4. Thousands of families in New York still waiting for word about a vote

      There is still no official word when a vote will occur on marriage in New York. Towlroad just posted a detailed blog post complete with links to all the latest information.

    5. Reached 7,000 signatures
    6. Only 1 vote away from marriage for gays and lesbians.

    7. Reached 5 signatures
    8. Mayor Bloomberg told reporters: I expect same-sex marriage bill to pass

    9. Extending marriage to same-sex couples will impact more than 42,000 couples raising 14,000 children there

    10. David Mixner sent just sent this message on Facebook: URGENT: NY Republicans might not allow a vote on marriage. FLOOD the office of Republican Senate Majority Leader with email demanding a vote. (Please pass this on!) We can win this if there is a vote. His email address is: skelos@nysenate.gov

    11. BREAKING: NYS Senate Punts on Marriage Equality for Today

    12. Reached 4 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • T. WOODY TEDESCO MANHATTAN, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      THIS IS SEXEST AND RACEST AND A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE. I THANK HRC AND ALL THE OTHER ACTIVIST FOR PUSHING AND STANDING FOR PEOPLES RIGHTS.

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    • Sam Messler DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Brooklyn-born boy raised in Buffalo...Make all New Yorkers proud by voting equal marriage rights immediately.

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    • Richard Burns MORGANTOWN, WV
      • over 3 years ago

      I'm supporting New York, in hopes that someday they will return the favor! Good luck!

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    • ann mabuchi WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 3 years ago

      fair is fair. anyone should be given legal rights to marry his or her choice. our laws are antiquated!

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    • Moi Kahuna KAHULUI, HI
      • over 3 years ago

      why does the government govern us, and not the other way around. We need to take our power back from the government and we woulkd have to be signing petitions like this.

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