A colorful crowd trekked over the Brooklyn Bridge armed with rainbow flags during the Seventh Marriage Equality Wedding March. [NY Daily News]
“The love, families and relationships of all New Yorkers deserve to be treated equally under the law,” said Brian Silva, Marraige Equality New York’s events director and lead organizer of the march.
Chanting “Gay, Straight, Black, White…Marriage is a Civil Right” and “What do we want? Marriage Equality. When do we want it? Now!”, the crowd protested that New York has not joined many of its neighboring states in granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who — in a display of solidarity — recently married his wife in Connecticut because gays and lesbians cannot marry in New York State, described the lack of marriage equality for same-sex couples in the Empire State as a “disgrace.”