LGBT Organizations Anticipate Challenges In Aftermath Of New York’s Marriage Equality Victory

New York’s marriage equality law will present challenges for LGBT organizations, many of which anticipate a slow down in membership and fundraising in the aftermath of the historic victory. “Marriage, for one reason or another, is an issue that sucks all the oxygen out of the room,” said Ron Levi, the executive director of Empire State Pride Agenda. “It’s something that everyone has experience with in life and as a result it’s an issue that people have strong feelings about and a sense of familiarity with. That’s not necessarily the case with other issues.”