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11/05/2009

11/10/09: The start of NY's equality countdown?

by Jeremy Hooper

Who needs lobster when you can have a bagel:

ESPAGovernor Paterson calls for Nov. 10 vote on marriage equality bill

Statement by Empire State Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan Van Capelle

November 5, 2009

“Marriage equality has been an issue Governor Paterson has long championed and
we are thrilled he has called the State Senate back to Albany next Tuesday and
put the marriage equality bill on the agenda. We now expect that we will get
the respectful debate and vote that we’ve been waiting for since June.

There is never a wrong time or inconvenient time to debate human rights
legislation because it’s always the right time. As long as a group of New
Yorkers are being denied equal rights, addressing issues like marriage equality
must always be a priority. Support for providing equal rights to LGBT New
Yorkers has always been bipartisan, and we expect that this bill will be no
different.

We look forward to hearing our lives and our families debated on the Senate
floor next Tuesday. It’s now time that each of the 62 State Senators vote their
conscience on this bill that has great implications for hundreds of thousands
of New Yorkers in all parts of the state.”

First the Yankees, then fairness? Call your senator and help us out:


NO MORE WAITING! MARRIAGE EQUALITY NOW!

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except the local news is reporting the democratic leadership is claiming the democratic senators will not be going back to albany to take part because the real reason for the session is our horrible economy and they believe patterson is just trying to boost his poll numbers

Posted by: Joe | Nov 5, 2009 3:38:13 PM

All we can do is press them to do the right thing. With Albany, all bets are off.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Nov 5, 2009 3:46:12 PM

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