The Log Cabin Republicans of New York State have joined a coalition of LGBT advocacy groups that have united efforts to pass marriage equality legislation in New York state during the 2011 legislative session.
The coalition — New Yorkers United for Marriage — was announced earlier this week, and is an alliance of the Empire State Pride Agenda, Freedom to Marry, Human Rights Campaign and Marriage Equality New York.
With the addition of the Log Cabin Republicans, the coalition now includes all five leading LGBT rights organizations operating in New York State.
“Marriage is not a progressive or conservative issue. It’s an issue of equal rights for taxpaying citizens of this state,” said Gregory T. Angelo, Chairman of the Log Cabin Republicans of New York State, in a press release.
“We are thrilled to have Log Cabin Republicans join the coalition,” said Brian Ellner of the Human Rights Campaign. “It was a bipartisan coalition that repealed ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,’ and it will be a bipartisan coalition that will win marriage here in New York.”