Poll Affirms New Yorkers’ Support for the Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples
“Time to Act,” Says Freedom to Marry
Communications Manager, Freedom to Marry
(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.”