Today's Date: December 3, 2022
Braun-Bostich & Associates to Participate in Mon Valley Leathernecks 2022 Toys for Tots Drive   •   Savory & Partners: Birthright citizenship and the exciting world of birth tourism   •   OPENDOOR DEADLINE ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors that a Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Op   •   GENERAC ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Announces that a Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Generac Holdings, In   •   The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz Announces Investigation of Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC) on Behalf of Investors   •   INT'L DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Salesian Missions highlights social and educational programs that promote inclusion   •   Canada Revenue Agency's Disability Advisory Committee submits 10 recommendations in its third annual report   •   Goldfish Swim School's Pediatrician Offers Winter Water Safety Tips, Suggests Giving the Gift of Activity this Holiday Season wi   •   EHEALTH INVESTIGATION CONTINUED by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Continues to Investigate the Of   •   Jack Nathan Health Provides Corporate Update   •   Bark Technologies Announces a Strategic MVNO Agreement with T-Mobile Enabling Mobile Service for its Bark Phone Featuring Childr   •   PROVIDENT ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is Investigating Provident Bancorp, Inc. on Behalf of Provident Stockholders an   •   Financial Columnist Terry Savage Offers Money-Saving Tips to Older Adults   •   GENERAC HOLDINGS SHAREHOLDER ALERT by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors With Losse   •   In Uganda, Blind Football brings the Visually-Impaired out on the Field   •   Louisiana local Ronnie Schwartz clinches St. Jude Hero Among Us Award   •   Dennis Amos, Vice President of Planning & Analysis for The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, "QCI's Dynamic Reinves   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities   •   PAYPAL HOLDINGS, INC. DEADLINE ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors that a Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Fil   •   INVESTOR DEADLINE: Olaplex Holdings, Inc. Investors with Substantial Losses Have Opportunity to Lead Class Action Lawsuit &ndash
Bookmark and Share

Minority Leaders Push For Same Sex Marriage

ALBANY, NY - A group of New York leaders and elected officials from minority communities put out an open letter supporting gay marriage, urging the state Legislature to stand for “full equality and justice – por igualdad y justicia – for all.”

The letter is signed by some prominent names: former Gov. David Paterson, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, New York City Comptroller John Liu, and a handful of current state and local lawmakers.

“Today, looking back on the states that banned inter-racial marriage just a few decades ago, it seems so implausible that anyone would stand up to defend such injustice,” the letter reads. “Through the lens of history, people will look back on the fight for marriage equality with the same disbelief.”

A coalition of gay-rights groups—dubbed New Yorkers United for Marriage—circulated the letter today, also touting results from a Siena poll released today that showed 54 percent of New Yorkers support same-sex marriage, with 42 opposed.

“The Siena survey shows once again that marriage equality has evolved into a mainstream issue that enjoys broad public support, with 56 percent of independent New Yorkers, 60 percent of political moderates and 58 percent of suburban voters supporting equality,” said Cathy Marino-Thomas, board president of Marriage Equality New York. “Momentum continues to build across the board and we’re hopeful that all committed and loving couples will be able to marry by the summer.”

NY1/YNN-Marist poll released earlier this month showed 50 percent support gay marriage if civil unions are an option, with the remaining respondents evenly split between those unions and no legal recognition whatsoever.

READ LETTER HERE


STORY TAGS: Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
Breaking News
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News