Statement by Arcus Foundation CEO Yvette C. Burton on Passage of New York Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

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Arcus Foundation CEO Yvette C. Burton on Passage of NY Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

“New York's legislators have taken a truly historic step that finally gives LGBT New Yorkers the right to marry. As an organization dedicated to fighting for LGBT equality and social justice, the Arcus Foundation commends these elected leaders for demonstrating their commitment to guaranteeing equal rights for all New Yorkers.

Marriage equality is a right that has been unjustly denied to thousands of loving, committed couples for far too long. This is a remarkable victory for everyone in the Empire State.”

About the Arcus Foundation
Founded in 2000 by Jon Stryker, the Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation advancing pressing social justice and conservation issues. Specifically, Arcus works to advance LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) equality, as well as to conserve and protect the great apes. The Arcus Foundation works globally and has offices in Kalamazoo, Mich., New York City and Cambridge, UK.

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