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New Yorkers George and Farid talk about why they want to marry in New York

Friday, June 3, 2011
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In this new video from Freedom to Marry and In the Life Media, George Constantinou and Farid Ali, a couple of more than ten years, who are planning to start a family soon, talk about being engaged and why they want to marry in New York.

“Farid and George have been in a loving, committed relationship for over 10 years, doing the hard work of marriage – in addition to the hard work of owning a successful restaurant business together – yet without the support and respect marriage would provide,” said Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry’s Founder and President.

“They have wanted to marry for years, but with a baby on the way, they feel even more strongly the need for the critical safety-net that marriage brings. New York couples like Farid and George want the freedom to marry, a super-majority of New Yorkers want them to have it, and the New York state legislature should pass the marriage bill – now,” Wolfson said.

The couple are co-owners of Bogota Latin Bistro & Mojito Bar in Brooklyn.

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