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A Historic Day in America.
A Victory for Equality and Justice.
The New York State Senate voted 33-29 late on Friday, June 24, to approve a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry.
"Marriage says we are a family," said gay state Sen. Tom Duane [D-Manhattan], referring to his partner Louis during an emotional speech on the Senate floor. "Louis and I are family and marriage strengthens all families. It’s going to strengthen my family and all New York families."
State Sen. Mark Grisanti [R-Buffalo] cited his Roman Catholic upbringing while speaking on the Senate floor. At the end, however, he said he could not deny someone the same rights he and his wife enjoy through marriage. "I cannot come up with an argument against same-sex marriage."
State Sen. Ruben Diaz [D-Bronx] spoke out against the measure before the vote--and he challenged Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy when he tried to stop him from prolonging the debate.
The highly anticipated vote came days after the legislative session had been scheduled to end on June 20. LGBT rights organizations view marriage equality in New York as a watershed moment in the movement for nuptials for same-sex couples.
Thousands gathered in the street and inside Stonewall, the site of the birth of the gay rights movement, to celebrate the passage of gay marriage in New York...
"New York is the largest state in the country to end marriage discrimination," said Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry. "With this victory in New York, we have doubled the number of Americans who live in states with the freedom to marry. Together, we are changing hearts and minds and building the kind of successful campaign it will take to win marriage nationwide."
Ross Levi, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, was inside the Senate chamber when the vote took place. "Love and fairness wins the day for all New Yorkers and our families," he said. "Today is a historic day and a victory for equality and justice - it is the culmination of many years of work by the Pride Agenda and others across the state. We are thrilled that finally all loving, committed New Yorkers will be able to make the commitment of marriage here in the Empire State."
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn echoed Levi.
"When I was a little girl I dreamed I would one day get married, I never imagined that it would take tonight’s Senate action to make that dream come true. Tonight’s historic Senate vote is a great moment for all New Yorkers," she said. "New York State’s recognition of marriage equality for same sex couples is an extraordinary step towards full equality for LGBT people. Tonight’s sweet victory in Albany will be felt all across America. At long last, the change we have fought for will be seen in the lives of families throughout our great state, including my own."
FIRE ISLAND PINES PROUDLY SAYS “THANK YOU, NEW YORK. WE DO!”
New York City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer [D-Queens] and his partner, Dan Hendrick, issued a statement of their own. "Today, at last, our state government has caught up with the truth that our families, colleagues and neighbors have long known: GLBT citizens deserve the same rights, recognition and respect as every other New Yorker," they said.
New York, the nation's third most populous state, will join Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C., in allowing same-sex couples to wed.
For five months in 2008, gay marriage was legal in California, the biggest state in population, and 18,000 same-sex couples rushed to tie the knot there before voters overturned the state Supreme Court ruling that allowed the practice. The constitutionality of California's ban is now before a federal appeals court.
While court challenges in New York are all but certain, the state — unlike California — makes it difficult for the voters to repeal laws at the ballot box. Changing the law would require a constitutional convention, a long, drawn-out process.
The night before, President Barack Obama encouraged lawmakers to support gay rights during a fundraiser with New York City's gay community. The vote also is sure to charge up annual gay pride events this weekend, culminating with parades Sunday in New York City, San Francisco and other cities.
"History was made today in New York," added Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign. "This victory sends a message that marriage equality across the country will be a reality very soon."
The law will take effect in 30 days. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already signed the bill!
A number of celebrities also praised the vote. Lady Gaga tweeted that she couldn't stop crying, while Pink tweeted, "congratulations! About time!"
"I have never be prouder to be a lifelong New Yorker than I am today with the passage of marriage equality," Cyndi Lauper said in a statement.
Kylie Minogue tweeted..."Go NYC!!!!! #equalityforall Love is love is love!!!!!"
DJ Rock$TAR - Super Celebration (One More Holiday Party Mix) by Rock$TAR
"Roving Reporters"/Backing Vocalist Roxy & Bassist Dishan go on assignment at the final Aussie show in Perth as Kylie, the dancers, band and crew all say a sentimental farewell to the full 'Aphrodite - Les Folies Tour 2011' before taking 'Aphrodite Live ' to Asia.
And one costumed fan surprises a special someone when Kylie pulls him on stage!...
Upcoming APHRODITE LIVE 2011 Dates
25th June Bangkok Impact Arena, Bangkok
27th June Jakarta - Sentul International Convention Centre
29th June Singapore, Indoor Stadium
1st July Hong Kong, Convention & Exhibition Centre
3rd July Taipei - Nangang Exhibition Hall
5th July Manila, Araneta Coliseum
8th July Sun City Superbowl Johannesburg
9th July Sun City Superbowl Johannesburg
13th July Grand Arena in Cape Town
14th July Grand Arena in Cape Town
Kylie - 20 Minute Party Megamix.mp4
Thanks to Bevan!
Kylie Minogue has sent her best wishes to a WA couple after they were engaged onstage at her concert last night.
‘Wish Scott and Ben much joy, love and happiness and all the very best for their future together!’ Minogue told the Star Observer just before boarding her flight to Singapore for the next leg of her tour.
In front of a full house at the Burswood Dome in Perth last night, Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite Les Folies show came to sudden spontaneous halt when the enduring pop icon invited a gay couple on stage for a marriage proposal.
Scott took his boyfriend Ben to the Burswood Dome show to celebrate their ninth anniversary.
They had scored Splash Zone tickets that put them right in the middle of the action in the centre of the show’s massive stage and they dressed up in amazing costumes.
During the show Kylie stopped and took a request from the audience, a stripped back version of the Locomotion was performed as a sing-a-long with the audience.
As Kylie bantered with the audience members Scott managed to get Kylie’s attention and after a short discussion was invited on stage where he got down and bended knee and asked his partner Ben for his hand in marriage.
Speaking on stage with Kylie, Scott highlighted that the pair were both country boys – Scott from Kalgoorlie and Ben from Broome – and that their parents were also in the house enjoying the critically-acclaimed show.
Following the unexpected marriage proposal, Kylie encouraged the audience to “wish the couple all the best” and described the moment as, “an honour and a privilege”, before joking with the audience, “Can I just sit and weep, just for a minute? You don’t really expect me to just crash back into the show!”
During Kylie Minogue's Aphrodite concert at Burswood Dome in Perth, Scott proposed to Long time boyfriend Ben celebrating their 9th anniversary! Kylie described the moment as, 'an honour and a privilege' and encouraged the audience to 'wish the couple all the best'.
That's Our Girl and We wish the Happy Couple...
What do you guys say? I think we need to help out Kylie some more here in the states. She's given us Put Your Hands Up as a single so let's help promote it :D
Let's get it on the radio by requesting it on these websites:
Go to one of the links
"Kylie Minogue - Put Your Hands Up" most likely won't be a choice but if you scroll to the bottom
Copy and Paste "Kylie Minogue - Put Your Hands Up" into all 3 request boxes (Doing this makes it appear as 3 requests, not just 1)
Type your first name in the name box
Type in the confirmation code at the bottom
Make sure you get the thank you confirmation, otherwise it didn't go through.
(for Complete list of clickable links please visit Kylie USA on Kylie Konnect)
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2 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WXRK-FM New York
3 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KAMP-FM Los Angeles
4 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KIIS-FM Los Angeles
5 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WKSC-FM Chicago
6 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KMVQ-FM San Francisco
7 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KHKS-FM Dallas
8 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KKHH-FM Houston
9 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WIOQ-FM Philadelphia
10 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WIHT-FM Washington, DC
11 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WXKS-FM Boston
12 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WDZH-FM Detroit
13 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WKQI-FM Detroit
14 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WHYI-FM Miami
15 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KQMV-FM Seattle
16 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KZZP-FM Phoenix
17 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KDWB-FM Minneapolis
18 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KHTS-FM San Diego
19 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WBLI-FM Nassau-Suffolk
20 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WFLZ-FM Tampa
Top 20 Rhythmic Stations
1 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WKTU-FM New York
2 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WBBM-FM Chicago
3 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KYLD-FM San Francisco
4 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WDTW-FM Detroit
5 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KZON-FM Phoenix
6 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KHTC-FM Minneapolis
7 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=XHTZ-FM San Diego
8 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WPTY-FM Nassau-Suffolk
9 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KHHM-FM Sacramento
10 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WPGC-FM Washington, DC
11 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WJMN-FM Boston
12 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WPOW-FM Miami
13 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KUBE-FM Seattle
14 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KKFR-FM Phoenix
15 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KZON-FM Phoenix
16 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KTTB-FM Minneapolis
17 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=XHTZ-FM San Diego
18 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=XMOR-FM San Diego
19 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WLLD-FM Tampa
20 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WDRE-FM Nassau-Suffolk
Top 20 hot AC Stations
1 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=DGHA-FM Dial Global
2 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=X026-FM Sirius XM
3 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WPLJ-FM New York
4 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KBIG-FM Los Angeles
5 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WTMX-FM Chicago
6 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KIOI-FM San Fransico
7 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KLLC-FM San Fransico
8 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KDMX-FM Dallas
9 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KHMX-FM Houston
10 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WSTR-FM Atlanta
11 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WRQX-FM Washington DC
12 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WBMX-FM Boston
13 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WDVD-FM Detroit
14 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KPLZ-FM Seattle
15 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KMXP-FM Phoenix
16 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KSTP-FM Minneapolis
17 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KMYI-FM San Diego
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19 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=WMTX-FM Tampa
20 http://www.mediabase...p?c_let=KALC-FM Denver
US Dance Stations have added PYHU - Request Here
Radiodanz.com - added to playlist this week
Fusion Radio Chicago - This week's Programmer's Pick! - and added to playlist
Let's do it! PYHU should be the
Thank You to Keegan Campbell from Kylie Konnect!