I think many people want to protect marriage.
In New York this past Sunday, a number of taxpayers took real action to protect marriage: they got married.
From Niagra Falls to Long Island, same-sex couples married.
Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd were the first. They married just after midnight, on July 24, 2011, at the falls in Niagra Falls, NY. The falls were lit like a rainbow, reminiscent of the rainbow flag that signifies diversity in world culture.
This is a joyous time for New York.
All their lives, homosexual New Yorkers have paid taxes and been denied equal protection under the law. Now, at least as wedded couples, they have the protections afforded all married couples: they can visit each other in the hospital, they are considered next of kin for legal and financial matters, they cannot be shut-out of end-of-life or funeral planning by hostile relatives, they cannot be made homeless by the vagaries of the laws of intestacy, they are protected the way all couples should be protected.
Every little step counts, and this step is worth every celebration afforded it!
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