Stonewall Ball 2011 Channel 25 News 5 pm

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CHANNEL 25 NEWS

2011-06-26

05:02:38

have the same rights everybody has. We can be treated as equals.’ SOT no id ‘Other people’s faith does not determine my civil rights.’ THE NEWS WAS MET BY JUBILANT SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE THE STONEWALL INN… CONSIDERED TO BE THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE GAY RIGHTS MOVEMENT DURING RIOTS IN 1969. TODAY… NEW YORK CITY IS HOSTING ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST GAY PRIDE PARADES. ORGANIZERS EXPECT HALF A MILLION PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARCH… WHICH BEGINS AT NOON. THE PARADE WAS FIRST ORGANIZED IN 1970 TO COMMEMORATE THE STONEWALL RIOTS. HERE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY… THE GAY COMMUNITY IS HONORING THE STONEWALL INN RIOT… WITH A SPECIAL EVENT IN DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH. AS JASON NEWTOWN REPORTS… THE NEWS FROM NEW YORK CERTAINLY HAD EVERYONE TALKING. WHEN WORD OF NEW YORK’S VOTE ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE GOT AROUND, THE ORGANIZERS OF SATURDAYS STONEWALL BALL SAID TICKET REQUESTS SKYROCKETED TO OVER 1,000 PEOPLE WANTING TO CELEBRATE THE NEWS…IT’S SEEN AS A MILESTONE IN THE FIGHT FOR EQUAL RIGHTS…09:14’Gay and lesbians will be able to get married and have marriage equality in New York. And I think it’s about time we started talking about itin Florida.’MAYOR JERI MUOIO WAS HONORED AT THE BALL WITH THE COMPASS LEADERSHIP AWARD… DURING HER FIRST COMMISSION MEETING AS MAYOR MUOIO HELPED PASS SOME BENEFITS TO GAY EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY. :08:42’We’ve made sure they’ve had access to family medical leave, a registry. We’ve been able to do that in West Palm Beach.’AND AS THE PARTY GOES ON, COMPASS SAYS THEY WILL TRY TO BUILD ON WHAT THEY’VE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED FOR THE GAY COMMUNITY…