New York City, NY (PressExposure) November 18, 2009 -- With the enthusiastic support of Governor Paterson, the gay marriage issue has been taken off of the back burner. It is back on the map, with rising momentum and is spreading quickly in our city streets. The gay community cheered and cried nervously, as the voting will take place some time before the New Year. This is definitely a great boost for the gay community and its supporters.
John Thompson a client representative from Partners Unite (www.partnersunite.com) - a gay dating service in New York was ecstatic when he heard the news, "This is a very exciting time for all of us. We are very strong supporters of equal rights, especially gay marriage here in New York." However, with the tragic reversal in Maine still fresh in people's minds, many can't help but feel uncertain about the success of the new same-sex marriage bill.
"Sure, there are great expectations surrounding the gay marriage bill. But this hasn't stopped us from fighting for our beliefs and continue our support for gay relationships." explains John.
The delays on the new bill have continued throughout the year, now from November 10th until sometime before December 31st, indicating the precedence of other political agendas. Many people have pointed to the deficit reduction plan as standing in the way of the new gay marriage bill. But according to John, the gay community has remained optimistic. "From our experience, the gay community is confident about the future of equal rights. We've seen it first hand from the increasing number of gay men and women coming in to see us. Our members want to prove that gay relationships are real and here to stay no matter what."
It's only a matter of time until we see the success that every gay man and woman are hoping to achieve. The new gay marriage bill is giving new hope for equal rights and the needed change in our political system. As people count down the days, John suggests, "This year everyone should have a greater reason for celebrating the New Year."