6.25.2011

BRAVO NEW YORK: MARRIAGE EQUALITY!


And this is my firework of dazzled glee that New York State pulled it off! Gov Cuomo has signed it into law: Marriage equality for all! Congratulations to the 29 Democrats who voted unanimously, and gratitude to the four Republican Senators who did the right thing! This is a wonderful moment for New York--a moment of profound humanity.

23 comments:

Blue said...

I think it a wonderful thing especially in the state where the equal rights movement began with Stonewall! A day that will live in infamy, no doubt, for many a right-wing zealot, but a big, big day for the rest of us!

Thank you, ma'am!

david terry said...

Yes......this is good news.

Still? I'm waiting to hear what Fran Leibowitz (the consummate New Yorker) has to say about this business.

When asked about "lesbian chic" a few years ago, she observed "What? 'Chic'? Gays and lesbians are the SQUAREST people I know. Who else is fighting to get married and join the army?"...

And I think it was Jay Leno who announced ""A California judge has overruled California's ban on gay marriage. Finally gay men can marry someone other than Liza Minelli."


----david terry (who is beginning his third and final day of solitary Confinement)

c said...

about time!

Ashling said...

Love your fireworks! Yes, it's a beautiful thing, deserving of fireworks. I especially want to thank Senator Saland and MOST especially Senator Grisanti. The latter, perhaps more than anyone, weighed his personal beliefs against what is just, right, moral...and voted accordingly. I know it was a tough decision, whereas Saland's district includes Hudson, NY....a 'boom town' with a strong gay demographic, making his decision possibly a little more based on expediency rather than justice, or at least of equal weight.
And I want to thank all those "straight, not narrow" supporters who understand that rights are right across the board....
And Dominique, many thanks to you for acknowledging this day, this event!

lmfny said...

Of course, the state senate Dems were NOT unanimous in this vote. Sen. Diaz held out until the end (seriously embarrassing himself in the process). Just wanted to clear it up for anyone else who might also be confused by your language.

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

AMEN!!!!

Juliet said...

I am so proud to be a New Yorker today! I was very happy with my own districts, Senator Saland on this. And I agree...senator Diaz sounded like a fool.

Lines of Beauty said...

Oh darlin' you said it! This is really something to celebrate. Future generations will some day look back at this and be amazed, just like we are, that it was ever an issue.

Karena said...

A huge step forward for humanity!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

The Devoted Classicist said...

Finally!

profA said...

Jubilation

mary said...

Now, it's on to California!!!

Sound Beacher said...

I believe your "fireworks" is from inside the Metropolitan Opera House, the chandeliers that go up just before the curtain does, no?

profA said...

PS. Dominique, this came to me via my husband. Can't take credit, but it seems to me a SlowLove kind of thing. Perhaps you know about it already.
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LindaB

Ronnie said...

Yes, a proud day to be a New Yorker! Like my friend Juliet, I am amazed that in my own district, Senator Saland did the right thing. Glad to know he listened to his constituents rather than his Repub. cronies.

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Yes indeed, a proud moment for New York... the world felt just a little lighter this morning as a result! Beautiful photo in celebration. ; )

Warren said...

I am all for this finally happening! I remember sitting in Chapel Hill and reading the NYTimes article about coming out (1970?).

Still, sitting yonder on the Left coast and reading about the problems with the budget, kick-backs, payoffs and electioneering in NY (and probably everywhere if we were to know), this strikes me as a fairly easy vote. Now perhaps the NY legislature can tackle the big issues like debt, deficit and underfunded pensions. From what even the NYTimes is beginning to muckrake, Cuomo will need to walk on water. If he can fix NY, he might even be a suitable pres-candidate with more experience than our current one. It's in his blood.

Tru Dillon said...

Finaly!

Dominique said...

Quite agree, Warren, time to tackle those really tough votes--fracking, for instance? the natural gas piece in the Times today was particularly fine muckraking.

And yes, Metropolitan Opera House! Bravo to you! I'm low on firework images (as in, have none.) I may have to brave the crowds next weekend....

Warren said...

Dominque, what it all comes down to is water. I hate to say it but that really awful last James Bond movie was right. Eventually water will be the most precious resource. Fracking is really stupid. Meanwhile I am trying to engineer a system to totally turn off the Comcast cable box. Today was our 3rd (!@#???) day over 70 degrees all year. Sigh..

Erica said...

This is good news.Love your fireworks! AMEN!

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MEG MITCHELL said...

We in Canada are very pleased to see New York pass this law. Great news.

Dominique said...

Water....most definitely. We will have water wars someday, I'm sure. And we'll also look back in wonder at the many ways in which we were profligate with such a precious resources...