A loud cheer broke out as we raised our hands and let out some emotional howls. Hearing the DJ's voice saying "it's official!" was moving and I will never forget the look of my partner's face as he got teary eyed smiling at me. My partner and I have been engaged for over a year, and the question of where we would get married always loomed over, but we had no clue as to where to go. We really wanted to marry in our city, with our close friends and family, we didn't want to go to some random, meaningless place. Now we don't have to, because after 30 days we will be able to marry in New York City. This has been a long fight, lots of people were involved in the fight for us to get this right; people such as my friend, comedian Adam Lehman, who was always emailing and texting trying to get people to call our local representatives and press them to pass this bill. To all of those people who gave up so much of their valuable time we, the LGBT community of NY THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts!
Empire State of Mind played a few short minutes after the announcement, the ever changing New York made history, and this is why we love where we live. We have the privilege to live in one of the most amazing cities in the world, an ever changing concrete jungle that you love and hate, but like the song says:
In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh
There's nothing you can't do, now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you, let's hear it for New York, New York, New York
If you don't feel love for NYC yet, perhaps you need to watch the amazing video above...this is my home town where I am proud to say that I have equal rights!