Gay LIers continue fight for marriage despite court ruling
Gays and lesbians on Long Island say they will continue to fight for their rights despite a ruling against them by the state?s highest court Thursday.
The state Court of Appeals ruled, by a 4-2 vote, that gay marriage is not allowed under New York laws. In response, the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) community center is planning a rally tonight. LIGALY officials say the rally was planned regardless of the decision. They say they hoped tonight would be a celebration. Instead, it will be a protest.
Frank Russo, of the American Family Association, says he is pleased with the decision. He says the institution of marriage exists to encourage and give rights to people who contribute to society by the procreation and education of children. Russo says homosexuals cannot do this.