Last night was a major win for marriage equality supporters, as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill making gay marriage legal in New York. The vote came down to the wire as state senators voted on Friday evening. The bill passed with a 33-29 vote, as news of the success spread, crowds celebrated in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village at The Stonewall Inn. Nearly 42 years to the day since the riots at The Stonewall Inn gave birth to the gay rights movement, homosexuals are no longer considered second class citizens in New York.
My name is Ben Tegland. Quick and dirty version, I grew up Pentecostal. Went to Bible college, got my pastor license. After doing all of that, I gave up on the faith before taking a pastor job. Now I’m an irreligious former Christian making up for lost time.