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‘Hope Will Never Be Silent’: Standing for Marriage in NYC

United for MarriageThe following post comes from Eric Blomquist of HRC’s Board of Governors:

“Hope will never be silent.” -- Harvey Milk

Yesterday I took a public stand for marriage in New York City. I proudly stood with my partner proclaiming our love and commitment.

Hundreds of New Yorkers marched from the historic Stonewall Inn to Washington Square Park. LGBT New Yorkers and friends marched in solidarity and love. We marched to send a message to the Supreme Court that all marriages are equal! We marched to send a message that we stand on the right side of justice with Edie Winsor. We marched to send a loud clear message to repeal DOMA and Prop 8. LGBT elected officials, community leaders, and friends shared personal stories and messages of empowerment.

The Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, Marriage Equality USA, GLAD, American Foundation for Equal Rights and other organizations are fighting every day for LGBT Americans. I have been an HRC board member since 2009 and active member since 2004. I was first introduced to my partner through our commitment to LGBT Equality & Civil Rights. Change only happens when you get involved in the process. Share your story with friends, family or colleagues. Lobby your elected officials. Donate your time, talent and resources to improving the world.

This is our time to make a significant impact in the ongoing work for LGBT Equality & Civil Rights.

United for Marriage events are taking place in over 150 locations across the country. Join us tomorrow morning at 8:30 am outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. or learn more about participating in an event in your area. Visit hrc.org/standformarriage.

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