People of different faiths making a powerful statement in Troy on Sunday, standing together and saying it’s time the government stops defining marriage by gender.
In anticipation of what could be a historic day for New Yorkers this week, as the legislature comes closer than ever to passing a marriage equality bill, people across the state are rallying for support.
On Sunday, faith leaders and dozens of community members gathered at the First United Presbyterian Church in Troy to keep the momentum going.
“One nation, under God, with liberty and justice, not just for some, but for all,” Reverend Alexandra Lusak said as she spoke to a passionate group outside the church.
Men, women, and children put their religious differences aside on Sunday to stand together with one message.
“We don’t want to see the state defining marriage according to a very old religious standard of who can and who can’t get married,” said Robb Smith, Executive Director of Interfaith Impact of New York State.