Activists push for same sex marriage Bill in New York

2 May 2008

More than 2,000 gay-rights activists gathered on Tuesday to urge the legislature to legalize same-sex marriage.

The group of young and old, black and white, male and female straight and gay people from across the state gathered on the Capitol lawn, some dancing and others waving signs. Everyone was cheering for same-sex marriage.

Alan Van Capelle, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, told the crowd that the majority of New Yorkers support gay marriage. Now the legislature has catch up.

"New Yorkers don't care about these issues,'' he said. "They have a good live and let live attitude."

For more details please see the online article in the Star Gazette Albany Bureau