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Posted by on Apr 20, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Light the Way Rally Attracts Supporters of Marriage Equality, and Repeal of DOMA

I was proud to speak at the Light the Way Rally, held in downtown Rochester by local LGBT activists from Equality Rochester.  I was joined by Assembly Member Harry Bronson, fellow Councilwoman Carolee Conklin, community activists, and allies of the marriage equality fight.  We gathered to speak and show support of those fighting for marriage equality in the Supreme Court of the United States.  With cases being heard on both Proposition 8 in California and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this was a chance for our Rochester community to show their spirit. Words of support echoed through downtown Rochester from friends in the faith community, parents of LGBT children, and those within our community, sometimes barely audible through the cacophony of horns blaring in support from those driving by.   The movement and support for marriage equality is growing, from the streets of Rochester, New York, to the steps of the Supreme Court of United States of America, to the emblazoned red equal signs that light up our Facebook pages. There is no denying that in a few short years, enormous progress has been made toward achieving equality.  I am incredibly honored to have played even a small part in this movement.  The speeches from those who attended the event were messages of warmth and hope.  They spoke of pride and love and equality.  If you would like to hear my remarks from the event, please look to my Facebook page, where a video is available:

And check out these photos from the event:


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