By on June 25, 2011
Hostage Calm and Alternative Press have teamed up to support the ongoing battle nationwide over same-sex marriages. Setting their joint focus on the upcoming New York state vote to determine whether same sex partners can legally get married, the band is offering their full length self-titled album (Run For Cover Records) FOR FREE to anyone who and submits the pre written e-mail below to NY Senators that are on the fence with the topic.
The band says in a joint statement, “The New York assembly passed the Bill by the margin of 80-63, and Gov. Cuomo has promised to sign it. BUT, there is one thing that stands in the way: the NY state senate is ONE vote short of passing the bill. Multiple senators have publically reversed their positions from “no” to “maybe,” and we think the tide is turning. Let’s work together in pressuring our representatives to do the right thing. IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND. Our hope is to drive the maximum amount of people in the punk/independent music community to stand up for their rights and the rights of their fellow humans in supporting New York‘s Marriage Equality Act.”
Here’s how it works:
Go to
Fill in your name and E-mail address
Click “Submit Form” and the letter urging for the state of NY’s support for same-sex couples will be sent to Senators Greg Ball, James Alesi and Roy McDonald
You will be redirected to a free download of Hostage Calm’s Self-Titled Album
Hostage Calm is also selling this shirt ( $1 from each sale will go to the Equality Maryland charity that is working to get same sex marriage legalized in the state.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE show your support by sending in the petition and personally inviting every one of your friends who lives in New York to send in this electronic letter ( a Senator.

This is the email that will go to the Senators:

·                                 Dear Senator, 
    As your constituent, I strongly urge you to pass the Marriage Equality Act. As a free person, protected under the Constitution of the United States, I want you to return to me my right to choose who I spend my life with and to support marriage equality in New York. The decision to marry is a private one for me to share with my future spouse, and not with my government. Same-sex couples deserve an equal opportunity to express love through marriage and to receive equal access to its “protections, responsibilities, rights, obligations, and benefits” (Section 1, Marriage Equality Act). What stands before you is both a question of fairness and a question of personal freedom. If we continue to subject ourselves to a legal system that punishes some marriages while rewarding others, who among us can say we are free? All we want is the same legal treatment of all marriages. That is not too much to ask. 
    The State of New York has long been a leader and an example to the rest of our nation that change and progress are possible. Our country, in its lifelong pursuit of a “more perfect union,” will watch New York closely as we stand poised to make history. Our neighbors in Massachusetts and Connecticut who have taken this next step, as well as our neighbors in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who are on path to join us, look to New York to offer it’s support for marriage equality and to stand as an example across the United States. Upon passage of this bill, New York will shine as a beacon of hope across America and the world, proving that tolerance and equal protection under the law must prevail over the injustices we inherit. 

    We, the people of New York, frustrated with our government’s inability to cooperate in these deeply divisive times, hope that you will see our place in history and join your fellow Senators in making the right choice. Vote in support of the Marriage Equality Act and cast a ballot for a better tomorrow. 


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The band has also set up a public event page on Facebook where you can get additional info and show your support:
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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.