New York Gay Marriage Lottery
July 20, 2011 by USA Post
New York Gay Marriage Lottery, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that authorities are organizing an online lottery to fill the 764 places available marriage partners of gays and lsbns seeking to marry on July 24, when the state can legally perform same sex. According to the mayor’s office, officials have already received 2661 applications for those who want to get married on the first day same-sex marriage law comes into force.
“We will make history on Sunday, with the eyes of the nation once again, making New York” said Mayor Bloomberg in a statement.
Bloomberg, who said he did not want the applicants to line up without needing only to be fired, is asking same-sex couples to get married to enter the draw.
The lottery, which began Tuesday at noon and will conclude at noon on July 21. Winners will receive a marriage license to marry and a slot in the office of his secretary appointed Sunday, July 24 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm
More than 60 judges have volunteered to work on Sunday to review the applications to suspend the period of marriage and waiting 24 hours to perform marriage ceremonies for gay couples right and lsbns.
New York officially became the sixth state to allow gay marriage on June 24, after the Senate voted 33-29 in favor of law and Bloomberg signed the bill into law the same night.
The approval of Law Marriage Equality attracted strong opposition from many conservative Christian organizations and across the state who argue that gay marriage law undermines the sanctity of marriage and family.
Bishops in the New York State Conference of Catholic said they were “deeply disappointed and concerned” about the new law.
“We are concerned that both marriage and the family will be affected by this tragic presumption of government in the passage of this legislation attempts to redefine the pillars of civilization,” said the Catholic bishops after the passage of legislation.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn also protested against the law saying it will bar the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo and state legislators who supported the law from participating in events in parishes and schools.
The issue has also affected the government officials who feel that their participation in the signing of marriage licenses to hmosxl couples would be forced to violate their religious beliefs.
Laura Fotusky, a city employee Barbara, said in her resignation letter last week:
“The Bible clearly teaches that God created marriage between man and woman as a divine gift that preserves families and culture. Since I love and follow Him, I can not put my signature on something that is against God.”
Opponents of gay marriage law in New York has long been noted that the lack of legislation to protect religious freedom.
They say that while gay marriage law contains exemptions for religious organizations or entities, which protects individuals or public officials who refuse to provide services of marriage to gay couples to face civil lawsuits.
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