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07/09/2011

Speak now, will never hold their peace: Anti-equality group(s) to crash NY's big day

by Jeremy Hooper

Earlier this week, we showed you signs indicating that the anti-equality crowd is planning to protest on the day that weddings are set to begin in (some parts of) New York state. Now, the National Organization For Marriage has confirmed it: On the day that media cameras will be covering the joy of the fairly approved weddings that are supported in majority numbers, NOM and crew will be on hand to show how wantonly life-disruptive they are willing to be:

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Governor Cuomo and the New York Legislature imposed same-sex marriage on New York with no vote of the people. Voters in 31 other states have been able to decide the definition of marriage for their states, but New Yorkers have been denied that right!

Stand up to protest the redefinition of marriage and demand your right to vote!

If New York is going to change the definition of marriage, it should be the People and not the politicians who make the decision!

Let the People Vote! Join us on July 24 in NYC, Albany, Rochester and Buffalo to let your voice be heard! Additional details coming soon...

LetThePeopleVote.com

In Albany, the self-appointed victims will be at the State Capitol. In Rochester, the "Harumph"-ers will be at Liberty Pole. And in Manhattan: The folks who really need to learn how to throw a proper engagement party will be right here at 633 3rd Avenue....

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...the site of Governor Cuomo's Manhattan office. Though handily, this location is also right next to Docks Seafood Restaurant (seen at right) -- ya know, for those evangelicals who also want to protest Levitical condemnations against shellfish.

But shrimp protests or not, I remain convinced that this is a complete and utter miscalculation on the part of NOM, one that, if we work to our advantage, will have lastingly damaging effects on every other state we contend from here on out. Because fighting to stop a legislature or rallying for votes during a campaign is one thing. Showing up to stamp feet against gay people's weddings on what will quite literally be some gay people's long-awaited wedding days? Well that's just plain cruel.

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