On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Ind.) spoke at the 15th annual Human Rights Campaign national dinner, accepting HRC’s National Ally for Equality Award for his work in support of marriage equality in New York. After being introduced by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bloomberg told the crowd that “[w]hen two people commit their lives to one another, no government should stand in the way.” The mayor, who previously was elected as a Republican, also said, “Marriage equality is fundamentally consistent with both parties’ principles.”
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