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NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg: "I'm Very Proud Of The State"

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the two staffers he'll marry today, Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt, appeared on CBS' Early Show yesterday to discuss the start of same-sex marriage here in the Empire State.

And, according to Bloomberg, New York's new law symbolizes America's greatest attribute.

"I've always thought that America's great strengths include the fact that we treat everybody equally and that we don't impose our religion on anybody else," said the mayor, who also said that he's "very proud of the state."

Mintz, meanwhile, said that he's excited about marriage because his and Feinblatt's children, two daughters, will finally see their dads wed: "It sends a massive signal to our children, first and foremost, that our family is equal to any other family."

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  1. Wonderful comments from Mike Bloomberg. Thanks, Mike.

    Posted by: jason | Jul 24, 2011 9:28:33 AM


  2. I celebrate that we can marry, but things won't be equal until DOMA is struck down and federal recognition begins with the 1138 rights to make it full marriage equality. For now, we just have the ability to marry, a first major step.

    Posted by: robert in nyc | Jul 24, 2011 11:44:51 AM


  3. I couldn't be happier for NY and my own husband and I have spent much of this morning (Sunday) reading the media stories. What makes me shake my head in annoyance are the many outright bigoted postings of hatred. One commenter at the NYPost website couldn't wait for the Norway terrorist to hit NY, many religious fanatics are citing ridiculous passages from the Bible of despair and evilness - it just goes on and on.

    OTOH,thousands and thousands of people are wishing all those same sex couples marrying in NY the very best of wishes. Congratulations to all!

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Jul 24, 2011 11:53:11 AM


  4. NYPD, FDNY AND EMS OFFICERS WERE NOT INVITED TO THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY OF 9/11... MAYOR BLOOMBERG CLAIMS THERE IS NO ROOM FOR THEM... 10 YEARS AGO, THEY WEREN'T INVITED, BUT THEY SHOWED UP WHEN EVERYONE ELSE WAS RUNNING OUT!!!

    Posted by: ross | Aug 26, 2011 4:19:27 AM


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