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New York Marriage Equality Victory

Posted on June 24, 2011 by Grindr Team

Grindr would like to take this opportunity to congratulate New Yorkers on being victorious in their battle for equal marriage rights. The New York Senate has made history tonight in making New York the largest state in the union with legalized same-sex marriage and the first Republican-run state senate in history to pass such a bill. We are indebted to them for that fact, especially to those senators who were open-minded enough to be swayed from either a negative or on-the-fence vote. Please take the time to thank the senators who voted “yay” in the coming days.

As we go into New York Pride weekend and celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which sparked the modern gay rights movement in NY’s West Village, we pause with gratitude to have been able to have had a voice in this fight. We want to thank you for the countless users who clicked through our broadcast messages in the past weeks to contact Albany and helped make the voice of the GLBT community a veritable roar that they were not able to ignore. We take our responsibility to this community very seriously and are proud to have helped mobilize users through our geo-targeted messages. Wherever you are in the world this weekend, we will all be celebrating in spirit together in New York to mark this momentous occasion.