Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Action Alert: Marriage Vote Scheduled for New York

The New York State Senate is scheduled to debate and vote on the issue of marriage equality today. The outcome is unpredictable at the moment, with some democrats and republicans opposed, in favor, or unsure of their vote. It is essential that you urge your senator to vote in favor of full equality for their LGBT constituents.

Below is a live feed of the NYS Senate:

The following is a list of key "swing" senators to contact courtesy of Queerty.


John Bonacic, R-Mt. Hope
Brian Foley, D-Suffolk
Ruth Hassel-Thompson, D-Bronx/Westchester
Owen Johnson, R-Suffolk
Andrew Lanza, R-Staten Island
Roy McDonald, R-Saratoga
Hiram Monserrate, D-Queens
John Sampson, D-Brooklyn
David Valesky, D-Oneida

Wouldn't Say

Joseph Addabbo, D-Queens
James Alesi, R-East Rochester
Kemp Hannon, R-Nassau
Vincent Leibell, R-Westchester
Thomas Morahan, R-Rockland

Take action by filling out this form by the New York Civil Liberties to contact your senators and senate leaders to affirm marriage fairness.


Diane J Standiford said...

We just HAVE to get on our Senators more! So simple to just contact them. DO IT!

Merlyn said...

I really hope that the governor can get this legislature to pass this bill. The beautiful thing is that, so far as I know, there is no referendum process, so once enacted into law, marriage equality should be safe.

You GO, New York, you go!!

Ken Harvey said...

It is so important to have this vote. We need to get politicians off the fence about this issue and commit one way or the other, knowing that history will judge them on votes like this. Also, like Governor Deval Patrick in Massachusetts, Governor Paterson is a leader on this issue, not a follower. I know he isn't terribly popular right now, but how great it would be for a same-sex marriage law to help him in the upcoming elections. Can't wait for the time (it's here in Massachusetts) when opposing same-sex marriage becomes a political liability. I'm hoping this may happen in New York.

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