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June 25, 2011

A Proud Day In New York

Last night the New York State Senate (finally) did the right thing and voted for marriage equality. Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law late last night, so New York is now the sixth and largest state to legalize same-sex marriage.

This state when it is at its finest is a beacon for social justice. The legacy of this state was that we were the progressive capital of the nation. And when you look back at so many of the great progressive movements that were birthed here in New York - the women's rights movement was birthed here in New York, the environmental rights movement was birthed here in New York, Storm King on the Hudson, the worker's rights movement was birthed here in New York after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. All of these great progressive movements. The gay rights movement was birthed at Stonewall.

And what this state said today brings this discussion of marriage equality to a new plane. That's the power and the beauty of New York. The other states look to New York for the progressive direction, and what we said today is you look to New York once again, because New York made a powerful statement not just for the people of New York, but the people all across this nation. We reached a new level of social justice this evening. -Governor Andrew Cuomo, 6/24/11

We're so fucking excited and proud to be New Yorkers right now that there's no way we can write anything coherent, but of course we had to acknowledge this moment, so consider this a party post.

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