Activists Ask for Freedom to Marry

Great post from Gothamist today:

Earlier this morning the NYCLU shouted “I Do!” to marriage for all New Yorkers at their National Freedom to Marry Day. Reps from the organization joined forces with Marriage Equality New York and the Empire State Pride Agenda for a call to action and rally in front of the Manhattan Marriage Bureau on Worth Street. This marks the 12th annual Freedom to Marry week, and before attempting to apply for their marriage licenses, over 100 activists rallied outside in support of lesbian and gay couples seeking marriage equality. At present, only Massachusetts and Connecticut permits same-sex marriages.

Just a few weeks ago an appellate court ruled that New York must recognize lesbian and gay marriages entered into in other states. This Saturday, on Valentine’s Day, Jessica Chesnutt and Natalie Sauro of Brooklyn will be the first same-sex couple to share their commitment ceremony with family and friends atop the Empire State Building.

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