Friday, June 24, 2011

New York Says "I Do" to Marriage Equality

"There are no villains in this room, only heroes." NY State Senator Duane prior to vote on marriage equality.
Integrity joins with those across the country celebrating the historic 33-29 vote making New York the sixth state to provide marriage equality to same-sex couples.

“The journey to justice is a long one,” said Integrity President Caro Hall, “but today’s action in New York is a huge step forward and one to rejoice and be glad in. We give particular thanks for the tireless work and witness of bishops, clergy and faith leaders whose willingness to believe out loud changed hearts, minds and votes and helped make today’s vote possible.”

Integrity is committed to the work of justice and inclusion and looks forward to the time when same-sex relationships are equally protected by our Constitution and equally blessed by our Church. But today we pause to give thanks for another step forward and offer our prayers of thanksgiving to all who’ve labored so hard to achieve this victory for justice, love and compassion.

For more information contact:
Louise Brooks, Integrity Communication Director

1 comment:

Ann said...

Thanks for the statement. Added it to Episcopal Café.