While many students across the country are celebrating Catholic Schools Week, the pupils and parents at Corpus Christi School in Woodside say they’re far from feeling festive.
In fact, they’re gearing up for a fight.
It is said that marriage marks the beginning of the rest of your life, and for gay and lesbian New Yorkers, Friday night was nothing less than a fresh start.
“We are now being treated as fully equal citizens,” said gay Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), touting the passage of state legislation legalizing same-sex marriage. “Having the option just makes us more whole as human beings, whether we choose to get married or not.”
Sarah, left, and Stefanie Frank of Forest Hills, got married in Connecticut and are expecting twins.
Stefanie Frank had two weddings: One at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Park with 120 guests, and one in a state where it was legal — Connecticut.
Now expecting twins, Stefanie and her partner, Sarah Frank, are among a growing number of gay couples facing legal and financial hurdles due to restrictions that both state and federal government place upon their relationship.
Youngsters at the Metro Family Residence in Woodside gathered this week for presents collected by Queens Chronicle readers from the 11th annual holiday toy drive. Shown are (l-r) Symara, Ryan, Ashaya and Rayci with Ryan’s mom, Celice.