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It's About Family

Jennifer Carnig,
New York Civil Liberties Union
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June 3, 2009

New Yorkers know that it puts all families at risk when the government gets in the business of saying that some families matter and deserve protection and some families don’t.

Marriage is a basic civil rights issue. Family is a basic civil rights issue. The right to take care of our children is a basic civil rights issue. That’s why the New York State Assembly – Democrats and Republicans alike – voted to overwhelmingly pass the marriage bill. And that’s why the governor has pledged to sign that bill.

Now, with just a few weeks left in the legislative session, we need New York’s senators to take a stand and say yes to marriage for all New Yorkers. Please visit today and take a stand for all of New York’s families. Do it for kids like Vincent, a former foster child who was adopted Richard and Matt of Astoria, Queens:

“I think my dads should get married because they make my life happy. As long as they are happy, I’m happy.”

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(Originally posted on Get Busy.)

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