Urgent – Tell Senator Onorato (D – Queens) to stand up for marriage equality

We live in exciting times and the march toward equality is moving forward. Four states currently grant gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. New York should be the fifth state – marriage equality passed the State Assembly and Governor Paterson has promised to sign the legislation into law. If the State Senate votes for marriage equality, New Yorkers of all sexual orientation will enjoy the right to marry.

Today, two Astorians and I met with Senator George Onorato, the State Senator who represents us. Senator Onorato made it clear that he opposes marriage equality and that he plans to vote against it in the State Senate. He says that Astoria is a “conservative district” and that most Astorians agree with him that marriage is between a man and a woman. The Senator is standing on the wrong side of history, and he is doing it in our names.  I think the Senator is wrong about our community. If you live in Astoria and you think marriage is a right that should be available to all, please call Senator Onorato’s office at 518-455-3486 and let his staff know how you feel.

If you have more time, write him a letter.  Download sample letters here.

Sign the petition to amend the Civil Rights Act to include LGBT people.

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4 Responses to “Urgent – Tell Senator Onorato (D – Queens) to stand up for marriage equality”

  1. William Barry Says:

    EQUALITY NOW! Do the right thing. It is that simple.

  2. […] 32 – 30, four Democrats are already vowing to vote against equality.  The four Democrats include Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) and Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. (D – […]

  3. Gregory Durant Says:

    I just called @ 12:18 p.m. and the lady had to put me on hold twice so that she could take another incoming call. She was nice, very sweet. She said “Hold on a sec, please, someone else is calling…probably one of your friends.” How hilarious?!?!?!

    Stand up, ya’ll. ‘Bout time we did!

  4. […] 32 – 30, four Democrats are already vowing to vote against equality.  The four Democrats include Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) and Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. (D – […]

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