Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s Statement on New York State Senate Vote on Gay Marriage

Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and longtime advocate of marriage equality and LGBT rights, issued the following statement:

“I am extremely disappointed by today’s vote against marriage equality in the New York State Senate.  But we must remind ourselves that this is just one battle in a longstanding struggle, and our resolve should only be strengthened.  We will ultimately be vindicated in our march toward marriage equality, and those who stood on the wrong side of history will one day regret it.  Today’s vote was truly historic in that it actually happened at all in a national climate where marriage equality and LGBT rights are, more often than not, taking a back seat to other issues.  Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put this issue on our state’s agenda – Majority Leader John Sampson, Senator Tom Duane, the Empire State Pride Agenda, Gill Action, and many others.”

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