Monday, June 01, 2009

New York State? Please let us marry...

The New York Civil Liberties Union has launched a brand new site ( as an effort to ad their voice to those pushing for a state senate vote on marriage equality before the legislative term ends later this month.

As part of the effort, they have produced twelve videos featuring same-sex couples from key areas in the state in which representatives have been either reticent to declare their support for equal marriage rights for same-sex couples or declared their outright opposition.

Here are two of those videos, the first in Spanish and the second in English, featuring Pedro Julio Serrano and Steven Toledo as well as Steven's mom, Gladys. Pedro Julio and Steven are great friends of mine and I am so glad they are featured as part of this specific campaign. I swear it would be a crime to deny such a great couple the right to marry.

Spanish-language video:

English-language video:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it was so nice and emotional listening your mom like so many other mothers being so proud of their sons and her son in law. Putting herself aside and thinking on their happiness and accepting them the way they are.