Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Nine Simple Words: “...same-sex couples should be able to get married.” -- President Obama

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York (NGLCCNY) salutes President Obama, Vice President Biden and the Administration for endorsing marriage equality for same-sex couples. And we especially acknowledge NGLCCNY Non-Profit Community Partners Empire State Pride Agenda, In the Life Media, Lambda Legal, Marriage Equality USA, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and SWISH for your tireless contributions to this great day of societal transformation.

While marriage is indeed about love and family, it is also about economics. As the LGBT Chamber of Commerce representing the voices of hundreds-of-thousands of fair-minded professionals, businesses, non-profits and global corporations in New York, we applaud all of the states in our nation that have legalized same-sex marriage. We know that you are benefiting from inflows of business, talent and thought capital because of your choice.

And to those states still debating, denying or decrying the rights of the LGBT community, we ask you to think again and stand with us on the right side of history and make the wise business decision to allow your citizens to live, love and prosper in full equality. With states like North Carolina making it unlawful for some Americans to wed, the evolution must continue.

If you haven’t already been part of the solution, I encourage you to step up now by making a donation to a
pro-equality organization, volunteering or simply sharing your own story with your friends, family and co-workers. Action by action and story by story we can achieve full equality for all. 


Richard Oceguera
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York

Please join us in thanking President Obama for his support by signing this Thank You card!

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