Letter to the New York State Senate and Assembly

New York, February 21, 2007
Dear Governor Spitzer and members of the New York State Senate and Assembly,

I am writing to urge the Governor and the New York State Senate and Assembly to protect families in New York State by extending the right to marry to same-sex couples.

On February 13, 2007, the Steering Committee of Dignity/New York, an organization that has been serving the spiritual needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning Roman Catholics in New York City for thirty-five years, unanimously passed a resolution in support of same-sex couples’ right to marry in New York State.

It is an important time in our state; with the significant changes in New York State government, we have an opportunity to move our state ahead. We urge you to protect same-sex families through marriage so that we can become the vision that we all share: a stronger, fairer New York.

Daniel McCarthy
Liaison to Faith-based LGBTQ Organizations
Dignity/New York Steering Committee