New York State Senate’s Vote Denying Marriage Equality
From Marriage Equality New York
On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 2nd, The New York State Senate voted 24 to 38 against marriage equality for all families in New York State.
“Today equality was denied to New York State families. The State Senate voted against equal civil marriage and turned its back on civil rights,” said Ron Zacchi, Marriage Equality NY (MENY) Executive Director. “This day will go down in history as the day the New York State Senators decided to be on the wrong side of history by denying an entire community the ability to protect its families!”
Cathy Marino-Thomas, MENY Board President, says “Marriage Equality New York has been working for over 12 years to bring about gender neutral marriage equality in New York State. We have seen bills sit in the chambers for many years, but in the recent past we have seen governors who support our efforts and our Assembly pass the legislation twice. We are deeply disappointed that our State Senate has made the wrong move for families throughout the state of New York. We look forward to the day when equal rights are the law of our great nation from coast to coast.”
Marriage Equality New York invites the community to a rally in protest of the New York State Senate’s move away from equality.
When: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:00-7:00pm
Where: Union Square North
Please join us to rally for our community’s future!
Marriage Equality New York is an all inclusive organization whose mission is to secure the right of all LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer) couples to enter into legally recognized Civil Marriage with all the benefits and responsibilities that entails through education and promotion of awareness.
For more information go to http://www.meny.us.