President Obama Addresses Gay Marriage Bill at New York Fundraiser

Jun 28, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Obama addresses New York's gay marriage bill at fundraiser

Just days after the New York State Senate passed a bill making same-sex marriage a signature away from being legal in the state, President Barack Obama addressed the issue by telling a room full of supporters of the bill that he believes the bill passing is an example of democracy.

Obama specifically addressed the issue, saying gay couples “deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country."

More than 500 Democratic Party donors from the LGBT community joined Obama at the Manhattan fundraiser which was brimming with excitement with the same-sex marriage bill freshly passed.

New York joins five other states and the District of Columbia as having approved same-sex marriage, and would be the largest state to legalize it.

According to a story published by U.S. News & World Report, Colorado could see a similar bill pass through their state senate next year and would follow a similar model as New York whose state senate became the first-ever Republican-dominated state legislative body to pass the bill.