Saturday, June 25, 2011
In a historic vote just moments ago, the New York Senate passed a bill securing the freedom to marry for all committed and loving couples. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who championed the bill, will sign the bill into law.
We owe this immense triumph to the work we've done together, Terrence.
New York is the largest state in the country to end marriage discrimination. With this victory in New York, we have doubled the number of Americans who live in states with the freedom to marry. Together, we are changing hearts and minds and building the kind of successful campaign it will take to win marriage nationwide.
Can you help Freedom to Marry build on New York to win the next wave of states and bring an end to federal marriage discrimination? Please make a donation today:
Winning the freedom to marry in New York is without a doubt a watershed moment for our country and our campaign.
The unprecedented support we garnered from Republicans as well as Democrats, businesspeople as well as labor workers, and even pro athletes as well as clergy, demonstrates how mainstream ending the exclusion of gay and lesbian couples from marriage has become.
With New York as an engine and several polls now showing a national majority for marriage, Freedom to Marry's campaign to win marriage nationwide clearly has tremendous momentum. But great progress brings even tougher challenges alongside bright opportunities. We have more states to win and the so-called Defense of Marriage Act to overturn.
Be one of the first people to help the Freedom to Marry campaign win more states, move more hearts and minds, and bring down federal barriers.
In New York we say, "If we can make it here, we can make it anywhere." With your help, Freedom to Marry will make it everywhere -- and soon.
Thank you and congratulations!
Founder and President, Freedom to Marry