George and Farid Want to Marry in New York
June 03, 2011
George Constantinou and Farid Ali Lancheros have been a couple for ten years. In addition to being a couple, they are also co-owners of Bogota Latin Bistro & Mojito Bar, a popular Brooklyn restaurant. In this new video Freedom to Marry and In the Life Media, George and Farid talk about being engaged and why they want to marry in New York:
Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry's Founder and President, said,
Farid and George have been in a loving, committed relationship for over 10 years, doing the hard work of marriage – in addition to the hard work of owning a successful restaurant business together – yet without the support and respect marriage would provide. They have wanted to marry for years, but with a baby on the way, they feel even more strongly the need for the critical safety-net that marriage brings. New York couples like Farid and George want the freedom to marry, a super-majority of New Yorkers want them to have it, and the New York state legislature should pass the marriage bill - now.
Freedom to Marry is working with New Yorkers United for Marriage, a coalition we helped create and co-lead, to win marriage in New York this spring so couples like George and Farid can marry in their home state.
If you live in New York, take action here.