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Hooray for New York!!!

June 25, 2011

Friday was a good day for all, and a necessary reminder that for all the losses equal rights movements have suffered recently in state and local governments, the good fight is worth it.

According to Andrew Sullivan:

It’s a BFD because a Republican-led State Senate passed this law. It’s a BFD because it also insists on maximal religious liberty for those who conscientiously oppose marriage equality. It’s a BFD because the public leadership of this campaign was heterosexual. It’s a BFD because it doubles the number of Americans with the right to marry the person they love, even if they are gay.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Gretchen permalink
    June 26, 2011 11:07 pm

    I have never understood why a government would oppose a social partnership that is good for the economy.

    • June 28, 2011 11:16 pm

      You ain’t kidding: “a report from the Independent Economic Conference projected that same-sex unions would generate about $284 million in additional wedding revenue and tourism and put another $27 million in taxes and license fees into the state’s coffers over the next three years.”

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