Poll Affirms New Yorkers’ Support for the Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples

1/27/2011

“Time to Act,” Says Freedom to Marry

                               

Press Contact:
Jackie Yodashkin
Communications Manager, Freedom to Marry
jackie@freedomtomarry.org
646-430-3925

(New York, NY, January 27, 2011) – Below is a statement from Evan Wolfson, Founder and Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, on today's Quinnipiac poll affirming that a majority of New Yorkers, 56 percent, support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

 

"Today’s poll is yet another confirmation that a strong majority of New Yorkers believe that loving and committed same-sex couples should share in the freedom to marry.  New Yorkers, like all Americans, are looking at their gay neighbors, co-workers, and family members and realizing that they deserve the same fairness, the same treatment, and the same respect under the law as everyone else.  The Assembly has passed a freedom to marry bill three times. Governor Cuomo has urged and promised action to end this exclusion.  It is indeed time to act.  Both chambers should swiftly sent a marriage bill to the governor’s desk so that New York can move forward, as New Yorkers want and deserve.”

 

 

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Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.