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New Yorkers Rally for Marriage Equality And Justice

More than 1,200 supporters of same-sex marriage will rally in Albany to lobby for equality and justice.

The advocate reports:

New York marriage equality advocates are preparing for a Monday full-court press in Albany with a lobbying day that is expected to draw more than 1,200 participants.

Equality and Justice Day begins at 10 a.m. eastern time with remarks by Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy ? as well as two openly gay state lawmakers, Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell and Sen. Thomas Duane ? at the Empire State Plaza Convention in Albany. A Capitol rally is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Politics on the Hudson Adds:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been a major supporter of legalizing same-sex marriage in New York, he?s not scheduled to speak at the Empire State Pride Agenda?s LGBT Equality & Justice Day.

Cuomo?s office has not provided an explanation on why he won?t be there, but he has made it clear he wants same-sex marriage passed this session?and it?s one of the issues he plans to tout as part of his statewide tour this week.

Equality & Justice Day is the Pride Agenda?s annual advocacy day bringing the statewide movement together in Albany, and includes a rally, workshops, caucuses and an opportunity to speak directly with your legislator about the issues that matter to LGBT New Yorkers and our allies. It is also the largest statewide gathering of LGBT and allied New Yorkers and a unique opportunity to strengthen our ties and build the coalitions we need to win.

Read more about the event via PRIDE AGENDA