Tag: Gay Marriage
Sunday morning Todd, Adam, Kaaren, and I treked up to Queens to walk with Christine Quin and the NYCity Council in the Queens Pride Parade.
Todd and I were asked to be water boys. We were happy to have a job that gave us something more to do than walk awkwardly along with the group.
I was not surprised when 1pm EST arrived and the Ca court ruling was announced. I was relieved that the 18,000 marriages would remain legal, however of still hurt to hear that prop 8 would not be over turned. The text and emails began ti come in announcing the protest being organized at Union Square. Exhastued physically and emotionally the idea of joining didn’t sound exciting but I knew I needed to be there.
After work Darren and I met in Grand Central and headed down toward the West Village. We found the marching protestors and joined. There was a good number of people. We were lakes about two lanes wide and trailed back for at least 4 blocks.
The procession reached Union Square park where a number of short speeches were made.
Participating helped me a lot emotionally. I was able to find a productive and respectful outlet for many of my pent up emotions.
The overwhelming message of the rally was the plea to contact our NY state senators to implore them to pass the pending marriage equality bill. To all my friends in NY: PLEASE call and write you congressmen. We have less than four weeks left.
–Downtown 4 Train–
Sunday, right after getting back from Fire Island I made my way over toward the marriage equality rally. The NY assembly recently passed the bill legalizing gay marriage. It is now going to the senate. To help grow support of the bill a rally was organized on Broadway and 48th. Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Patterson, Christine Quinn, all spoke. A number of famouse actors did as well but I can’t remember any of their names.