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History May Not Remember This Speech, But I Guarantee That You Will

Back in the dark ages of 2009, marriage equality had yet to become the law of the land in the state of New York. During a tense and uncertain debate, state Senator Diane Savino took the floor in support of the bill: What follows is seven minutes and 33 seconds that wasn't on the winning side that day but will definitely stand the test of time.



The highlights:
  • [2:00] She really gets going.
  • [3:00] She ramps it up with a great story.
  • [4:30] She gets a notoriously tough room laughing.
  • [5:30] She makes some excellent points about who’s really destroying marriage.
  • [7:00] She might as well drop the mic and try to beat the traffic home.
via Lady A / Twitter and Whittlz / Flickr

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Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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