From Manhattan Declaration
New York is front and center in the news again. Last Friday, by a vote of 33-29, New York joined Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the District of Columbia in legalizing same-sex marriage.
Even though this may seem to be a crippling blow in the fight to maintain the sanctity of marriage, this is by no means the end. We need to remember, as Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., a Democrat from the Bronx said, "God, not Albany, has settled the definition of marriage a long time ago."
National Organization for Marriage (NOM) founding Chairman Prof. Robert George and co-writer of the Manhattan Declaration said in a recent interview in the National Review, "It is worth noting that what has happened in New York will have at least one significant good effect for the pro-marriage cause. It will re-nationalize the marriage issue and propel it into the 2012 presidential primaries and general election."
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