More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
GLAAD Statement on CT Marriage Decision
GLAAD.org just posted a statement by President Neil G. Giuliano on today's Connecticut marriage decision:
"Today's decision affirms the love, the mutual responsibility, and the enduring commitment of so many Connecticut couples – gay and straight," said GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano. "It also serves as an important affirmation that all people, regardless of their orientation, should be protected fairly and equally under the law."
"We congratulate and express our thanks to the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Love Makes a Family, and all the other organizations, leaders and couples whose steadfast courage and tireless work culminated in today's ruling," Giuliano added. "We also encourage media reporting on this story to ground their coverage in the stories of the Connecticut couples whose love and commitment is at the heart of today's decision.”
You can read the full statement here.
Below is video from the Hartford Courant of Kerrigan and Jody Mock, two women who helped paved the way for marriage equality in CT, reacting to the news: