“This is not a political issue. This is not about Republicans and Democrats. Marriage equality is an issue of civil rights, a basic issue of civil rights,” Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy told people who attended the Empire State Pride Agenda’s LGBT Equality and Justice Day.
The lieutenant governor said elected officials have a responsibility not just for what they personally believe in but for all the people they represent, “and we cannot represent all New Yorkers if we are closing the door on something so important.”
Cuomo is viewed favorably by over 70 percent of New Yorkers and will begin a statewide tour Tuesday to build support for it and other agenda items.