News NYC's LGBT activists weigh in on hopes for Supreme Court marriage equality decision Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage demonstrate near the Supreme Court, April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: Getty/Drew Angerer By IVAN PEREIRA email@example.com @IvanPer4 April 28, 2015 5:41 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email As New York's LGBT community waits for the Supreme Court to make its decision on marriage equality, city leaders say they hope the Big Apple's recent movements can show the judges, "Love Can't Wait." Elected officials like Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito urged the court to rule in favor of legalizing gay marriage nationwide. Glennda Testone, the executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in New York City, said although New York's marriage equality laws weren't directly referenced during yesterday's opening arguments, the measures are strong examples of how gay rights make communities better. "Being in a state like New York where we have some protections shows that this is something that strengthens families and kids," she said. Testone said the LGBT activists she's spoken to are optimistic that the court will recognize their rights, especially Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the 2013 Supreme Court case that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. "We would love nothing more to have Edie celebrate this victory nationwide," Testone said. By IVAN PEREIRA firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.