Governor Cuomo Basks In Gay Pride Victory, Talks Of 2016 White House Run


Vibe / June 27, 2011

“This is always a special parade,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “But it is extra special today.”

He’s talking about the New York City Pride parade that went down yesterday, and according to YNN, “it was a celebration unlike any other.”

Hundreds of celebrators marched the streets of the concrete jungle yesterday in commemoration of the legalization of gay marriage, and Governor Cuomo was the superhero to thank. After escorting the marriage bill into passing, hundreds of supporters filled the streets to express their gratitude towards Cuomo, waving signs and reveling in their triumph.

With other major successes under his belt (Cuomo also had a recent series of wins in Albany), a run in the 2016 White House elections, as well as a trend spread countrywide, may be eminent.

“I think you’re going to see this message resonate all across the country. If New York can do it, it’s okay for every other place to do it. If New York did it, every other place is going to be posed with the question, and I think that’s a good thing,” Cuomo said.

And it will all begin to come into fruition sooner than we know it; same-sex couples will be able to marry beginning at the end of July. — Stephanie Long