Photo: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio
Photo: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio
Photo: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio
Photo: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday received the Ally Award at the 16th Annual Marriage Equality USA National Gala at the Copacabana in Times Square

As the nation’s oldest and largest organization working on the issue of marriage equality, Marriage Equality USA has helped over 120 million Americans obtain access to full civil marriage equality in 17 states and the District of Columbia.

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks after receiving the Ally Award at the Marriage Equality USA National Gala at the Copacabana in Times Square on Monday, May 19, 2014
Photo: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio was recognized for “his impressive work supporting LGBTQ families in New York,” said the event’s organizers. “He worked tirelessly to establish New York City´s domestic partner registry and extend benefits to same-sex partners, as well as personally lobbying state legislators in support of same-sex marriage.”

Also honored were Cathy Marino-Thomas, the Imperial Court of New York, and Love and Pride.

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