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    Petitioning Support equal marriage in NY state!

    Support Marriage Equality for New Yorkers!

    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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    Petitioning Reince Priebus

    Tell GOP Chairman: Focus on Jobs, Not Demonizing LGBT Families

    A new RNC "Hope Isn't Hiring" website unfairly demonizes the hopes and ambitions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans, as well as straight allies who support them.  Reasonable people who visit the site would conclude that the RNC believes in discrimination against LGBT people. It sensationalizes issues like hospital visitation rights for loving families and ending housing discrimination, even though most Americans agree that these are the right things to do. As chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus has the chance to do great things, but unfortunately, that same power can also be used to harm people. The “Hope Isn’t Hiring”  site makes LGBT families out to be the enemy when all they want is an America that treats everyone respectfully and equally. The great irony is that many of the civil rights victories criticized on the site were made possible by Republicans, and others are supported in large numbers by members of the GOP. The historic passage of the law that would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – supported by 77 percent of Americans – was made possible by the votes of eight Republican U.S. Senators and 15 Republican members of the House.  Sign on to a letter urging Reince Priebus and the Republican Party leadership to end more mean-spirited campaigns against particular groups of Americans and focus instead on pressing national priorities.

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