What an amazing, uplifting, and energetic turnout we had on Sunday! If you couldn't be there, I hope you were able to watch online.
The crowd in Manhattan was so large the NYPD asked us to begin our march early so that we could relieve overcrowding at the gathering site. By the time we reached the United Nations plaza, nearly 10,000 people were present.
If you haven't yet had a chance to watch the speeches and coverage of the event, I hope you'll take a few minutes to do so. It was truly an amazing day.
A new era in the debate about same-sex marriage has begun. It's not about what politicians think is best, it's about demanding that the People be given their right to be heard.
Working with leaders such as Sen. Ruben Diaz, Bishop Joseph Mattera, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms president Jason McGuire and others, NOM will help to create the largest coalition ever assembled in New York history, working to put a measure on the 2015 ballot to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
The rallies on Sunday were just the beginning. In the days ahead, we will unveil monthly activities for supporters to keep up public pressure and built momentum as we head toward the 2012 election. We will ask every candidate where they stand on letting the people vote on marriage. And if they aren't willing to commit their support to putting a measure on the ballot, not only will they not get our backing, they will get our opposition.
What can you do today?
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These next several months will be full of exciting new developments, as we roll out opportunities for you to stay involved, and to get your family and friends involved in the battle for marriage!