Thursday, October 06, 2005

Fernando Ferrer: I will withdraw City's appeal to same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday night, at a membership meeting of Marriage Equality New York, mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer came out swinging on the same-sex marriage issue as well as other LGBT concerns. Among the issues that Ferrer addressed:

On Reverend Ruben Diaz, Sr.: "He does not support me, I have not asked for his support."

On Mayor Bloomberg's appeal of Judge Doris Ling-Cohan's ruling in favor of same-sex mariage: "Absolutely! As mayor I will withdraw the City's shameful court appeal of the same-sex marriage ruling [allowing same-sex couples to marry]"

On other issues: Ferrer also spoke passionately about the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), the Reverend Diaz' misguided lawsuit against the Harvey Milk School, and the Equal Benefits Bill, which would require that businesses with a budget above $100,000 extend partner benefits to same-sex couples (which Bloomberg vetoed).

For more photos of tonight's meeting go here.

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