Task Force Calls NY Marriage Decision 'Brilliant and Moving'
Calls Upon Mayor Bloomberg Not to Appeal
Statement by Matt Foreman, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
"We urge every American and particularly New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to read with an open mind Justice Doris LingCohans extraordinary opinion ordering an end to marriage inequality in New York. It is brilliant, moving, and with compelling logic demolishes each and every argument raised against extending same sex couples the freedom to marry.
We call upon Mayor Bloomberg and the City of New York not to appeal this decision, but rather, when the 30day stay expires on March 7, to welcome our couples with open arms and official marriage licenses."
As always, we are grateful to our heroes at Lambda Legal and the plaintiff couples for their courage and vision.