Gay pride meets Main Street as court date looms

? Huntington Village hosted its annual gay pride parade Sunday, a day before a gay couple is due in court over trespassing charges.Participants in the Long Island Pride Parade 2008 held their heads high

News 12 Staff

Jun 8, 2008, 11:02 PM

Updated 5,878 days ago

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? Huntington Village hosted its annual gay pride parade Sunday, a day before a gay couple is due in court over trespassing charges.Participants in the Long Island Pride Parade 2008 held their heads high and marched down Main Street in Huntington Village as spectators waved.
"It's wonderful to see everybody here and all the participation and everybody just accepting everybody else," said Bonnie Cody, of Farmingdale.
The parade supports lesbians and gays, such as Dan Pinello and Lee Nissensohn. The gay couple applied for a marriage license in April at Oyster Bay Town Hall. Their request was denied and they were eventually arrested for trespassing.
They're due in court Monday, June 9 to answer to the trespassing charge.
The couple hopes to get state Sen. Carl Marcellino to bring a same-sex marriage bill to the floor for a vote. One lawmaker already supports the measure.
"Personally, I support that," said Rep. Steve Israel. "I believe when you have two loving people ? two loving parents ? the law should not discriminate against them."


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