CFI Stands on the Right Side of History
June 17, 2011As the New York State Senate stands deadlocked on gay marriage, CFI refuses to sit on the sidelines.
Three weeks ago, I joined Rebecca Watson in calling on the secular movement to get more involved with social and political movements. I'm proud to say the Center for Inquiry has taken a lead in doing so.
Earlier this week, two New York State Senators announced they were joining 29 of the 30 Senate Democrats in supporting the legalization of same-sex marriages. Pro-equality legislators were now one vote away from making New York the sixth state to legalize gay marriage. The Human Rights Campaign and other LGBT-advocacy groups began lobbying the undecided Republican Senators. It wasn't long before CFI entered the fray.
In an e-mail that went to subscribers state-wide, CFI sent the following message:
Since the message went out, CFI has continued to push the issue on its relevant Facebook pages. Kudos to CFI for getting involved. I hope to see other secular groups follow the trend.
About the Author: Trevor Boeckmann
Trevor Boeckmann is an intern at the Center for Inquiry, and a recent graduate in economics from the University of Northern Iowa. Boeckmann served as President of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers for two years, and this fall will be attending law school at UCLA.