Yes We Can!

June 29, 2011 @ 12:30 pm by Jacqui Lewis

Dear Friends,

It has been an historic month in New York State and at Middle Collegiate Church. Our month included the sounds of freedom. Musicians from Broadway, Indie, and reggae sang at our Marriage Equality Concert in early June. Then a group of us from the church sang songs like "We Shall Overcome" at the steps of City Hall in support of the bill. And members of our clergy, staff and I stood outside the New York Senate in Albany with other supporters of the Marriage Equality Bill last week.

I blogged twice this month in the Huffington Post. I first reflected on my interracial marriage and how it would have been illegal in this country 45 years ago. You can read that post here, Love Will Make A Way: The Intersections of Interracial and Same Sex Marriage.

And this weekend, I celebrated the passing of the marriage equality bill with the following post, A Change Has Come: A Clergy's Response to the New York Vote for Gay Marriage.

You can see how our church, the clergy staff and I have been speaking up on the issue of marriage equality, here.

Thank you for raising your voices in song, emails and tweets to our legislators. You helped make history. Same sex couples will soon live into a new freedom.

With love, Jacqui Lewis Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church Executive Director, Middle Project

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