NYS Marriage Equity

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    Nov 07, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    New York State has always been a leader in the fight for civil rights — and we must accept no less. Next Tuesday, Governor Paterson is calling the State Senate and Assembly back to Albany for a special session. The marriage billmust be on the agenda, and it’s up to you to make sure that it is. Contact your Senator today and urge him/her to bring the marriage bill to the floor.

    As it stands, same-sex couples are denied over 1,300 rights that come with the ability to marry. Next Tuesday, that could all change.

    Tell your Senator to vote for equality and fairness in New York.

    The State Assembly has already passed the marriage bill twice and the governor has pledged to sign it. A vote in the Senate next week is all it takes to protect all of New York’s families.

    After you’ve taken action, please call Senate Majority Leader John Sampson at (71icon_cool.gif 649-7653 and urge him to do the right thing and bring the marriage bill to the floor Tuesday.
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    Nov 07, 2009 10:30 PM GMT
    Are you sure this is a wise idea? After every other loss... Everyone thought California would easily beat down prop 8- but look at what happened.... and Maine..........
    New York already recognizes Same-Sex Marriages preformed in other states and Canada.
    Don't rock the boat.
    (Just yet.)
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    Nov 07, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    Slut_Bag saidAre you sure this is a wise idea? After every other loss... Everyone thought California would easily beat down prop 8- but look at what happened.... and Maine..........


    We cannot use fear of failure as a justification for complacency. If we do, we'll go absolutely nowhere.

    I wouldn't worry about New York being a repeat of Prop 8 either. We're the third most Democratic state in the country, our Republicans are reliably libertarian, and we lack that evangelical vote that messes everything up.

    Besides, I can't think of a better state to buck the trend.
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    Nov 08, 2009 7:57 AM GMT
    I'd like to believe any ballot initiative to repeal a gay-marriage law would fail here, but I could be wrong.

    OTOH, I do kind of think the anti forces might choose not to try a ballot initiative here out of fear that it would fail and possibly by a good margin.