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Cuomo, de Blasio issue statements on Irish gay marriage vote.
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For Immediate Release: 5/23/2015
GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO
State of New York | Executive Chamber
Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY REFERENDUM IN IRELAND

“This is a truly historic day for LGBT rights. The success of Ireland’s referendum on marriage equality means that men and women throughout that country will no longer be denied the right to marry the person they love simply because of their sexual orientation. As the first nation to reach this milestone by popular vote, Ireland has also set a new example for what it means to stand up for equality. The Irish people have spoken, and their statement is resonating around the world.

“New York was proud to pass marriage equality in 2011, and as we celebrate today’s victory in Ireland, we must also continue to work to ensure that our nation no longer denies lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people the freedom to marry. I offer my sincere congratulations to the people of Ireland, and I look forward to day when all American citizens are also treated equally under the law.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2015
CONTACT: pressoffice@cityhall.nyc.gov, (212) 788-2958

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR DE BLASIO ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY VOTE IN IRELAND

“Today Ireland has sent a powerful message to the world for fairness, for equality and for decency. And Ireland has done so in a groundbreaking way –­ through a popular vote. The Irish people have directly declared that their LGBT brothers and sisters deserve the same rights protected for others. As a city filled with strong Irish communities, we applaud this significant victory. And as a city committed to justice and equality for all, we urge our national leaders to grant all Americans this essential right here at home.”

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