Gay Marriage: A Victory for Us All
Wedding bells are ringing and caterers are working overtime thanks to the work of Empire State Pride Agenda, advocates, and other groups that helped make it legal for gays and lesbians to marry in New York State.
|Newlyweds Carol Anastasio and Mimi Brown with Empire State Pride
Agenda’s executive director, Ross D. Levi, outside City Hall on July
24th—the first day same-sex couples could legally marry in New York
State. Photo by Timothy Farrell|
Trust grants totaling $135,000
helped the group advocate the issue, bringing to light the injustice of denying spousal health insurance; survivor Social Security and pension payments; visiting rights in hospitals; and legal residency for immigrants in committed same-sex couples. Our heartfelt congratulations go to all the couples who can now officially tie the knot—or not.