During the annual dinner of the Empire State Pride Agenda, Friend of Dorthy’s, Cuomo called for and end to DOMA.
“And now we’re going to come with the rest of the equality agenda,” he said with increasing volume and applause. “Nationwide, there are no federal anti-discrimination laws for LGBT and there need to be. There are no federal antidiscrimination laws for housing, or for employment. DOMA has to go away once and for all. We need a real anti-bullying program in this state and in this nation. And we need marriage equality in every state in this nation. Otherwise no state really has marriage equality. And we will not rest until it is a reality.”