New York Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Sunday, January 23, 2022

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Champaign corks popped, rainbow flags flapped and crowds embraced and danced in the streets of Manhattan as New York became the sixth and largest state in the U.S. to legalize same sex marriage.  NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the vote "a historic triumph for equality and freedom."  

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What began in many towns and cities as a collection of loosely organized marches commemorating the first stirrings of gay liberation, has evolved into a worldwide phenomenon attracting tens of millions of people all across the globe. This year, there are more pride events taking place than ever before (see calendar of events around the world). With Rome hosting EuroPride, Tapei featuring the largest pride celebration in Asia, and Johannesburg the biggest event in Africa, there is an energizing sense of solidarity in the struggle to guarantee equal rights for gay people in every country around the world.

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New York's Gay Pride Parade took place on Sunday June 26th, 2011 included the participation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after signing the historic bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the Empire State.