Its a great day for us. Its a history in the making. New York senate voted 33-29 in favour of Marriage Equality for New Yorkers. Its time to rejoice and to thank the people behind this, whose tireless effort made this happen.
National Organization for Marriage (NOM) lost. We won. I hoped and prayed so hard for them to lose. My prayers have been answered. Their baseless, pointless, unscientific and irrational arguments held little water.
The hero tonight is hands down Sen. Grisanti. “I cannot deny people across this state the same rights that I have with my wife”. “I cannot legally come up with an argument against same-sex marriage.” And with these statements, today he chose to vote YES and stood in the right side of history. Thank you very very much.
NOM said, he betrayed them, sold himself out. Only if they knew, evolving, doing the right thing, accepting mistakes and correcting them, is not betrayal. Its innate human quality.
So, to all my LGBT friends across the border, ‘today is your day. So rejoice! Its a victory well deserved. We join you in your celebration.’
Today maybe we can even go back to the age old context of the word ‘GAY‘, which once meant, being happy, cheerful, carefree. So today we are literally HAPPY and GAY.
CONGRATULATIONS once again.