Friday, May 30, 2008

New York Recognizes Out of State Same-Sex Marriages

Thanks to the leadership of Governor David Patterson, New York State will recognize out of state Same-Sex Marriages within New York. (CNN)

Please contact the Governor to thank him for his leadership on the issue and commitment to equal rights for the LGBTQ community.

E-Contact Form for Governor Paterson

To Write To The Governor:
David A. Paterson
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

Phone: 518-474-8390


WhozHe said...

I will write him. THis is truly a great day.

Miss Vicki said...

amazing! a blind man can see more clearly than those who have sight & vision. that just reminded me of the famous quote by Helen Keller. i must go look it up.

congrats New Yorker!!!

Queers United said...

thanks whozhe for taking action.

Vicki I would totally hug you for that amazing comment haha.

Anonymous said...

Done! Love your blog!

Queers United said...

aw thank you Karen =)

Anonymous said...

good blog

Anonymous said...

I sent a very cordial letter to Gov. Paterson. I congratulated him on his "vision," and I also included a personal story of the disaster (which marriage would have avoided) I suffered when my lover passed. Today I received a PERSONALLY addressed (form) letter that was most gracious, I want to share it with this blog (hopefully some still read old stories)

Dear Mr., Thank you for your support concerning same-sex marriage rights. It is affirming to know that you, along with many other New Yorkers, share the same feeling on marriage equality.

Currently, same-sex marriages are legal in Canada, South Africa, various European nations, and American states Massachussetts and California. With the recent decision in Martinez v. County of Monroe, these marriages will now have their rights honored in the State of New York. This new decision represents a major point of progress to ensuring marriage equality amongst all people. I firmly believe that this decision will only help the Empire State, as we continue to take significant steps forward in the 21st Century.

Again, I thank you for contacting me and for your thoughtful words of support. Warmest regards. Sincerely, David A. Paterson

WOW! I had to share this with the blog!

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