Friday, June 24, 2011

NSDC Statement on Marriage Equality Passage in New York

Andrew Davey, Secretary & Political Director
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Chris Miller, President
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We at Nevada Stonewall Democratic Caucus (NSDC) are glad to see the passage of marriage equality in New York today. With Assembly passage already done and four Senate Republicans joining twenty-nine Senate Democrats to pass the bill out of The State Senate tonight, the bill will soon go to Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's desk for his signature.

And thanks to the persistence of both Governor Cuomo and the many equality activists working tirelessly to make this day happen, New York is making history. New York will the the sixth US state to enact civil marriage equality (following Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, and New Hampshire), the third state to do so through the legislative process, and the most populous state ever to do so.

We at NSDC salute our friends, family, and fellow allies in New York for their much deserved victory, and we are committed to working for progress on marriage equality and the end to all unjust discrimination here in Nevada and nationwide.