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Let the People Vote! NYer’s denied on Gay marriage Legislation. Rallies this Sunday, demand your voice be heard, support the Courage fund

July 22, 2011

Governor Cuomo and the New York Legislature imposed same-sex marriage on New York with a simple majority vote (of 33 state senators), and with no vote of the people! Voters in 31 other states have been able to decide the definition of marriage for their states, but New Yorkers have been denied that right!

Stand up to protest the redefinition of marriage and demand your right to vote!

If New York is going to change the definition of marriage, it should be the People and not the politicians who make the decision!

Let the People Vote! Join us on July 24 [at 3pm] in NYC, Albany, Rochester and Buffalo to let your voice be heard!

Click here for details:

Can’t attend? – Become a virtual marcher – show your support here.

LTPV Locations

Marriage Rallies Across New York this Sunday

Dear Marriage Supporter,

If you live in—or anywhere near—New York, I hope you’ll bring the whole family out to join us this Sunday afternoon at 3pm. With simultaneous rallies in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Manhattan, we’ll put Governor Cuomo and the political establishment on notice that the same-sex marriage debate is far from over.

It’s time to start changing the way things are done in Albany. And the only way to change Albany is by changing personnel. It’s time to throw out politicians who lie to their constituents. Throw out politicians who will use any means to force a political victory. And throw out politicians who care more about lining their pockets with campaign contributions from gay millionaires than about listening to the voices of everyday voters like you and me.

We’ve already met the first victims of this new gay marriage regime. Town clerks, charged with a duty to issue and record marriage licenses, are faced with a stark choice: give up stable employment in the midst of a troubled job market, or give up their religious convictions about marriage.

Two clerks have already resigned; others have been warned that failure to comply with the new law could land them in jail.

Who will the next victims be? A wedding photographer or owner of a reception hall? Parents of public school children who object to curriculum changes this fall? How long before the new law impacts you and your family?

The answer from Albany is clear: We couldn’t care less.

It’s that simple. If more Albany politicians actually cared about protecting religious liberty, they would have called out the bill’s language as the fig leaf that it was. If they actually cared about empowering their constituents, they would have voted to give all New Yorkers a voice in deciding the future of marriage.

And so, this Sunday, as the same-sex marriage law goes into effect, I urge you to join us as we launch a 4-year campaign to “Let the People Vote!”

Please visit for directions and all the latest rally information. And while you’re there, I hope you’ll take a moment to RSVP, spread the word, and download signs and flyers.

TEA New York! What: Marriage Rally!! When: Sunday, July 24, 2011 3:00 PM

Where: Buffalo City Hall, 65 Niagara Sq # 201, Buffalo, NY 14202

On June 24th, Governor Cuomo and 33 state Senators made a horribly-flawed decision impacting millions of New Yorkers when they imposed same-sex marriage with no vote of the people. The actions of these legislators and the Governor not only betrayed the trust of those who elected them, but also outraged masses of people – the silent majority – whose voice and vote was not heard! Voters in 31 other states have been able to decide the definition of marriage for their states, but New Yorkers have been denied that right!

Marriage is the Foundation of Society

God is the author of marriage. Marriage unites men and women and provides the best opportunity for children to be raised by their mother and father. Children need both a mom and a dad!  If New York is going to change the definition of marriage, it should be the People and not the politicians who make the decision!

Show Your Support for Marriage – Attend the Rally on July 24th!

On Sunday, July 24th, at 3 pm join thousands of concerned citizens as they ‘march for marriage” in various cities of New York State and cry out for proper representation. We are a broad, multi-ethnic, multi-denomination coalition united to LET THE PEOPLE VOTE!

Stand up to protest the redefinition of marriage and demand your right to vote!  




 New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms Launches “Courage Fund” 

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) is pleased to launch the “Courage Fund”. The Courage Fund has been established to assist courageous municipal clerks and other people of conscience in New York State who oppose same-sex “marriage” from harassment, denial of rightful promotion, or unfair termination for invoking New York State law protecting their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Mrs. Fotusky is just the beginning.

Laura L

Fotusky When Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pen signed same-sex “marriage” legislation into law, many municipal clerks believed that beginning July 24 they would be required to issue gay “marriage” licenses and officiate for same-sex couples.

As a result, Laura L. Fotusky, Barker town clerk, became what is believed to be the first New York State clerk to actually resign, rather than place her name on a same-sex “marriage” license. On July 11, 2011, the Broome County clerk tendered her resignation to the Barker Town Board. In her resignation letter, Fotusky wrote:

“I would be compromising my moral conscience if I participated in the (same-sex ‘marriage’) licensing procedure. Therefore, I will be resigning…”

The gay nuptial legislation has left numerous civil servants like Mrs. Fotusky in a moral quandary. Their conscience objects to participating in an exercise that violates their sincerely-held religious beliefs, but some powerful elected officials have indicated that a refusal to do so would cost these officials their jobs.

People of conscience should not have to choose between feeding their family or their faith. NYCF was stirred by Laura’s courageous story and is committed to matching the $25,000 salary that she surrendered, rather than compromise her convictions.

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms Executive Director Rev. Jason J. McGuire, said, “Imagine the power of 25,000 Christians from all across the nation sending one dollar to let Laura know that she was not alone. That would be a message of Christian testimony the culture could not ignore.”

“Now imagine if every Christian from all across America did whatever they could, $10, $100 or $1000 to fight for marriage in the Empire State. We could turn back the tide in New York and send a message that resounds across the nation,”McGuire concluded.

Now the battle begins. Mrs. Fotusky is just the beginning. Many more committed Christians with moral objections to same-sex “marriage” will make courageous decisions to stand for the authentic definition of marriage. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is committed to assisting their stand as well.

Stand with NYCF as we stand for marriage in the Empire State.

Municipal clerks should review the Alliance Defense Fund Memo to learn more about their right to object to issuing same-sex “marriage” licenses.


 If you would rather contribute to the Courage Fund by postal mail, send your check made payable to “NYCF” to New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, PO Box 107, Spencerport, NY 14559.


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