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New York City pride participants cheer Cuomo — a true ‘fierce advocate’

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Now THIS is what a “fierce advocate” looks like — just in case a certain President is taking notes …

As the gay pride parade marched through the streets of New York City on Sunday, participants cheered the governor with signs bellowing “Thank you, Governor Cuomo.”

Two days after New York’s senate voted 33-29 to legalize gay marriage, the annual parade became the epicenter for the equality celebration, embodying this year’s theme: “Proud and Powerful.”

Half a million people were expected to take to the streets.

The Marriage Equality Act was passed in the state Senate on Friday evening, and signed into law by Cuomo at 11:55 p.m. ET, less than 2 hours after the vote. The law takes effect in 30 days.

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6 more reader comments:

  1. I was there for the parade :)

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:20pm
  2. A new day, with a renewed sense PRIDE in NYC…. with liberty & justice for ALL!

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:35pm
  3. I was there to Jessi had a blast.

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:36pm
  4. I was there too! It was amazing! My first ever trip to NY and my first ever pride parade! :D

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:50pm

    Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 4:34pm
  6. Monique- Yes, I had a blast….even though I had glitter tossed on me. haha no worries. I’ll be back next year :)

    Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 7:46am