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Rochester Support for Marriage Equality

Support for marriage equality has been reaching a boiling point in Rochester, as Senator Alesi came out in support of equal marriage Monday evening shortly following the announcement of three undecided Democratic State Senators.

This comes after the Sunday morning Rochester Democrat and Chronicle's endorsement of the marriage equality bill. For more on the endorsement click here.

Over the weekend volunteers from HRC, MENY, EROC and ESPA had already filled Senator Alesi’s voicemails by Saturday with calls from supporters at local farmers markets. In addition to the flood of calls we collected hundreds of additional postcards that we hand delivered to local Senators, including Alesi, early on Monday. To date with the help of local partners like Equality Rochester, we have delivered over 4,165 postcards, hand written letters and form letters in support of marriage equality to Senator Alesi.

With a marriage bill coming this week, the Democrat and Chronicle's endorsement, Senator Alesi's support adds to the increasing call for marriage equality in the State of New York. To join the team in WNY email Karl.bach@hrc.org.

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