Jun 26, 2011

New York passes same-sex marriage bill!

While I already blogged about the landmark UN resolution a few days ago, I couldn’t resist blogging about another really good news (thanks to an anonymous comment), this time coming from the United States. Last Friday night in New York (Saturday morning in the Philippines), with a vote of 33-29, the state of New York has passed the Marriage Equality Act, recognizing marriages between people of the same sex. This law makes New York the 6th U.S. state currently recognizing same-sex marriage along with Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. California used to recognize same-sex marriage but Prop 8 killed it in 2008 (though it’s currently under legal wrangling as of now).

Discreet Manila joins the New Yorkers in celebrating this historic milestone. And what great timing this is! This week marks the 42nd anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, which is considered as the birth of the modern gay rights movement. That’s the reason why LGBT people everywhere celebrate June as the Pride Month.

Here’s to more good news in the coming years! :-)

2 comments:

Mac Callister wrote on June 26, 2011 at 11:53 PM:

congrats to all gays in new york!!! this is a great news indeed!

 
Pajamarama wrote on July 1, 2011 at 10:09 AM:

i'm in NY and yet I did not attend this big event because i'm still in the closet :(