Dear Marriage Supporter,
If you live in—or anywhere near—New York, I hope you'll bring the whole family out to join us this Sunday afternoon at 3pm. With simultaneous rallies in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Manhattan, we'll put Governor Cuomo and the political establishment on notice that the same-sex marriage debate is far from over.
It's time to start changing the way things are done in Albany. And the only way to change Albany is by changing personnel. It's time to throw out politicians who lie to their constituents. Throw out politicians who will use any means to force a political victory. And throw out politicians who care more about lining their pockets with campaign contributions from gay millionaires than about listening to the voices of everyday voters like you and me.
We've already met the first victims of this new gay marriage regime. Town clerks, charged with a duty to issue and record marriage licenses, are faced with a stark choice: give up stable employment in the midst of a troubled job market, or give up their religious convictions about marriage.
Two clerks have already resigned; others have been warned that failure to comply with the new law could land them in jail.
Who will the next victims be? A wedding photographer or owner of a reception hall? Parents of public school children who object to curriculum changes this fall? How long before the new law impacts you and your family?
The answer from Albany is clear: We couldn't care less.
It's that simple. If more Albany politicians actually cared about protecting religious liberty, they would have called out the bill's language as the fig leaf that it was. If they actually cared about empowering their constituents, they would have voted to give all New Yorkers a voice in deciding the future of marriage.
And so, this Sunday, as the same-sex marriage law goes into effect, I urge you to join us as we launch a 4-year campaign to “Let the People Vote!”
You can join us at any one of the following locations, beginning at 3:00 p.m.:
West Capitol Park
South Swan St. and State St.
East Ave, and East Main St.
Buffalo City Hall
65 Niagara Sq # 201
633 3rd Ave.
Please visit LetThePeopleVote.com for directions and all the latest rally information. And while you're there, I hope you'll take a moment to RSVP, spread the word, and download signs and flyers.
I hope to see you on Sunday!
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage
P.S.: Even if you can't make it to New York on Sunday, you can stand with the people of New York by making a gift of $25, $50, or even $100 or more at www.LetThePeopleVote.com.