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Video In Honor of DOMA Ruling: Green Party Mayor Jason West Arrested in 2004 For Solemnizing Same Sex Marriages

In 2004, Green Party Mayor of New Paltz Jason West solemnized same sex marriages as an act of civil disobedience against an unjust law. With that act of solidarity, West arguably made same sex marriage a statewide debate in NY. Video from the Democracy Now! archives: