Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Our opponents are in Albany

There are just three days left after today to take advantage of the early bird registration rate for Equality & Justice Day on Monday, May 9. Sign up now.

As we speak, 1,500 members of an anti-LGBT extremist organization are swarming Albany and arguing against marriage and transgender civil rights to their legislators. Ironically, the so-called "New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms" are specifically targeting the LGBT community and asking legislators to single us out and deny us equality and justice. They're even calling for a state Defense of Marriage Act, even though we're among just six states to have successfully fought off such a blight on our laws.

What will you do to stop our opponents?

Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the 1971 March on Albany that saw thousands of New Yorkers from all corners demand fair treatment for LGBT people. They faced harassment and even death threats, but they made their voices heard in our capital and they inspire us to keep marching today. We remember them as we keep working for marriage, transgender civil rights and our fair share of public funding for the health of the LGBT community.

What will you do to honor their memory?

We were disappointed to see a marriage vote delayed in Maryland, and know that when marriage comes for a vote again in New York, we must be ready. We have to do everything we can ahead of time to make sure our legislature votes for marriage and other priorities. Join us on Monday, May 9 for Equality & Justice Day.

We have the majority of New York behind us. We now need our representatives to carry out the will of the people.

P.S. -- Since you will be saving on your early bird registration, can you pitch in and help someone go with an extra contribution to our scholarship fund?

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