Marriage Equality

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By becoming the first state to legislatively enact marriage equality, New York can be a model of tolerance to the rest of the nation and a state whose residents can all raise strong families. Governor Paterson's recent directive that all state agencies must recognize same-sex marriages from out of state is an encouraging first step. It is past time that our state legislature enacts full marriage equality.

Beyond the moral imperative that should compel state action on the issue, marriage equality will be an economic boon for the state. A study by UCLA estimates that California will enjoy nearly a $65 billion boost to state coffers as a result of the recent California Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality. It pays to do the right thing.

I also support the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a proposed bill that would outlaw discrimination of transgender, transsexual, and gender-variant New Yorkers in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations.

Help end the 21st Century Tammany Hall Style Politics at Boss Tweed's Saloon!

When: Sunday, August 10 3:00pm to 6pm

Where: Boss Tweed's Saloon, 115 Essex St, between Rivington and Delancey

Why: Come join us for a fun party as we raise funds to oust Speaker Silver and end the modern Tammany Hall style politics which are prevalent in Albany.

Subway: F/J/M/Z to Essex St - Delancey St

for details please RSVP to: nicholas@lukehenry.org