Poll Shows Super-Majority of New Yorkers Support the Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples


“Now is the time for everyone to pitch in and win New York.”
Press Contact:
Jackie Yodashkin
Communications Manager, Freedom to Marry
(New York, NY, April 11, 2011) – Below is a statement from Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry, on today's Siena poll showing that 58% of New Yorkers support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.
“This latest poll reporting that a super-majority of New Yorkers supports the freedom to marry shows New Yorkers get it.  Now it's time for the state Senate to do it.  
“New Yorkers understand that ending marriage discrimination helps families while hurting no one, that New York needs to lead in treating all people fairly.  Freedom to Marry is working closely with Governor Cuomo, legislative leaders, and our partner organizations to end marriage discrimination here this spring, and whether through phone calls, legislative visits, or conversations that prompt more people to take action, now is the time for everyone to pitch in and win New York.”
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.