NY Governor dedicated to making same-sex marriage legal in NYS

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NY1 reported that hundreds of thousands of people attended the gay pride parade yesterday that celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

The parade featured 300 organizations and a half-million participants. Starting off the parade were Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor David Paterson. Paterson marched against his doctor's orders and marched one day after undergoing cataract surgery.

Paterson, the first head of state to march in the Pride Parade, was thanked by fellow participant Council Speaker Christine Quinn for calling on New York State to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.

Quinn, who is openly lesbian, said that Paterson was dedicated to the cause of same-sex marriage in New York State.

"When Governor Paterson says he's a friend to the LGBT community, he means it," said Quinn. "When he says he stands with us, he means it. When he says this is going to be a state for all people and all families, he means it, and he's going to find a way to make that a reality."


"We will honor the marriages that were sanctified in other states, we will honor them in New York," said Paterson.

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Rich Quigley
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Mitchell, It is good that your Governor is supportive. Eventually I think same sex marriage will be legal everywhere in the U.S. but it will take a long time. We seem to be behind the curve of the rest of the "free" world.

Jul 01, 2008 08:45 AM #1
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Mitchell J Hall
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Rich, It's a long process but it will happen. In NY it is working its way through the legislature. It passed in the state assembly but not the state senate.

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