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Friday, June 24, 2011
Marriage Equality has come to New York, my home state
by Rev. Steve Parelli
June 24, 2011
"If Christian mercy is gone, then at least Venetian justice still exists." - From the movie Dangerous Beauty.
New York passes Marriage Equality!
Where I could not find, as a gay man, "Christian mercy" within my own evangelical Baptist denomination and within my own nuclear "born-again" Christian family, I have, instead, been handed justice from my secular State.
I grew up in up-state NY; my first senior pastorate was in Western NY where two of my four children were born; and NY is where I have lived with my spouse (married in California in 2008) since 1997.