Points of Pride: Today's March
|Weddings. Photo from 2011, when same-sex weddings were legalized in New York State.|
New York's Pride March begins at noon at 36th St. & Fifth Ave. and will end at Christopher & Greenwich Streets. With this week's Supreme Court decision upholding same-sex marriage across the union, marchers can truly celebrate a landmark moment in American history.
|Washington Square Park. Pride Weekend, 2011.|
The Pride weekends in 2011 and 2013 coincided with two previous civil rights milestones. In 2011, New York Senate passed new legislation allowing for same-sex marriage in the state, in a dramatic 33 to 29 vote. In 2013, the court ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional on the grounds that the law denied same-sex couples "equal liberty" as protected in the Fifth Amendment. The other case involving California's Proposition 8 paved the way for same-sex marriages in California to resume.
|June 28, 2013 At the Stonewall Inn, following the court decision on DOMA.|
It's been raining much of the weekend, but the clouds are beginning to part. Will there be a rainbow? Of course. There will be millions of them.
NYC Pride official website: http://www.nycpride.org/events