Saturday, June 25, 2011

Congratulations, New York!

C and I stayed up last night watching the live stream from the state senate in Albany. We caught the stream in time to see two of the Republicans who voted in favor of marriage equality speak to the chamber. And then the historic vote.

What a momentous victory for the people of New York! Last night crowds gathered outside the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village to celebrate the passage of marriage equality on the site where, 42 years earlier, the gay rights movement began. Each year New York City celebrates the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and it just so happens that this is the anniversary weekend. I'll bet it will be the biggest celebration yet.

Last night the capital of the empire state building was illuminated in the colors of the rainbow to mark the vote in Albany.

Congratulations, New York!

Photo hat tip: Joe.My.God.

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