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One Year Ago: A Historic Vote for New York Marriage Equality

New York marriage equalityIt hardly seems like it’s been a year since the New York Senate passed a marriage equality bill. The successful vote paved the way for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the bill and for the state to start allowing same-sex couples to marry just a month later.

Since then, more than 8,000 same-sex couples have been married, according to the state Department of Health.

Take a moment to look back at HRC’s relentless effort, along with the New Yorkers United for Marriage coalition, to win equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the Empire State. HRC’s efforts included hiring 30 full-time field organizers across the state and generating more than 150,000 constituent contacts to targeted legislators.

You also might remember HRC’s popular and effective video campaign that featured testimonials in support of marriage equality from 40 iconic New Yorkers.

Read about HRC’s campaign, watch some videos and help us celebrate this sweet victory from a year ago!

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