What a historic day! I couldn’t be more thrilled that, thanks to extraordinary grassroots activism and the hard work of Governor Cuomo and so many committed organizations and elected officials, New York has once again led the way on equality. Last night's vote for marriage equality in NY was a
In the coming weeks, New York State has a historic opportunity to pass marriage equality. We’ve tried before, as recently as 2009, but we came up just short. But this time, the wind is at our backs and every day it feels like momentum is building. The timing
The past year truly has been a landmark year in the fight for equality for LGBT Americans. Not only did Congress finally repeal the corrosive and immoral “Don't Ask Don't Tell” policy, but we won some important battles in the fight to allow every loving couple the opportunity to marry.
We are at the doorstep of history and we can't let this moment pass. The House has now passed the standalone “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” repeal bill — legislation I was proud to introduce in the Senate — and momentum continues to build toward repeal. Now the Senate must get
On Sunday, I was proud to march in Manhattan's Pride parade all the way from 38th St. & 5th Ave. to Christopher St. in the West Village, near where the Stonewall riots took place 41 years ago this week. It was on June 28, 1969 that a