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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Marriage Equality a Fundamental Civil Right (VIDEO) #p2 #topprog

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Marriage Equality a Fundamental Civil Right (VIDEO) #p2 #topprog

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a speech to 150 invited guests yesterday that called on lawmakers in the state to pass legislation granting same-sex couples the right to marry. In the nearly 20 minute speech, Bloomberg spoke directly to fellow Conservatives and particularly state senators that remain undecided or, as he described it, "torn" on the issue, saying: "It is my hope that members of the state senate majority will recognize that supporting marriage equality is not only consistent with our civic principles. It is consistent with conservative principles. Conservatives believe that government should not intrude into people's personal lives -- and it's just none of government’s business who you love." He also reminded those concerned about their religious rights that marriage equality legislation would not force them to perform or take part in the enac...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/nyc-mayor-m...

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