The Gays Protest Across New York State

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In response to the surprising ruling yesterday by the New York State Court of Appeals to uphold the state’s ban on gay marriage, thousands of protestors made their voices heard in New York City, Albany, Rochester, and other cities across New York State.

In the ruling, the Court of Appeals described homosexuality as a “preference,” harkening back to a day that we don’t even remember at this point. There was also a phrase in the ruling that said, “Heterosexual intercourse has a natural tendency to lead to the birth of children; homosexual intercourse does not.” That may be true, but in fact has nothing to do with marriage rights.

We are heartened to see the demonstrations, but still feel that it’s a sad day to be a New Yorker.

Gays Across New York State Protest Marriage Ruling [365 Gay]
For Gay Rights Movement, a Key Setback [NY Times]