Gov. Cuomo hails gay-marriage law at Gay Parade in NY
Following a string of controversies, as the same-sex marriage bill reached a major breakthrough and turned into a law; thousands of euphoric gays and lesbians rallied in New York streets, on Sunday.
The event was 42nd annual LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual] Pride March and around 2 million spectators, including gay activitists and supporters attended the march in New York to celebrate the victory of gay-marriage rights.
The theme of 42nd annual LGBT procession was “Proud and Powerful”, and LGBT people proudly beheld the power of their prolonged protest, bearing into success.
The same-sex marriage law was signed on Friday, by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Governor Cuomo hailed the Senate resolution
The Governor, greatly reckoned for his LGBT rights efforts, was also found in the parade, wrapped with multihued gay pride flag inserted his coat pocket.
Cuomo hailed the law vibrantly and said, "I believe New York has sent a message to this nation loud and clear… It is time for marriage equality all across this country."
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg flanked Cuomo to march in the parade.
People who attended the celebration waved signposts from the parade, thanking Cumo for fulfilling his promise.
About New York Gay Pride Parade
The New York Gay Parade is a leading democratic event in the U.S., campaigning since 1970.
The Parade was originally initiated in reverence of the Stonewall uprising. Forty-two years ago when the gay-sociable bar was attacked by police, the event marked the set up of gay-rights movement in the U.S.
Demonstration of colorful bands and gaudy masquerades dominated the “Proud and Powerful” theme, this year.
After New Hampshire, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont and the District of Columbia; New York is now the sixth, and most thickly settled, American state to have legitimatized the same sex marriage.