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

Sunday, June 26, 2011
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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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