(CNSNews.com) -- At this year’s New York City LGBT “Pride” parade on Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that his daughter Alison will be entering into a lesbian marriage with her partner Elizabeth Weiland.
Alison Schumer, 29, is an executive at Facebook and Weiland is a graduate student at Columbia University.
Schumer tweeted the announcement, complete with a photo of him with his daughter and her partner at the parade this Sunday. The tweet says, “Marching in the #NYCPride Parade has special meaning this year as I am marching with my daughter Alison and her wonderful fiancée Biz! #HappyPride”
Schumer’s endorsement of his daughter’s marriage is consistent with his record of adopting liberal stances on LGBT-related issues.
The New York Times reported that Schumer declared his support for homosexual marriage back in 2009. "It's time,” said the senator. “Equality is something that has always been a hallmark of America and no group should be deprived of it. New York, which has always been at the forefront on issues of equality, is appropriately poised to take a lead on this issue."
Further, after Trump’s election in November 2016, Schumer wrote an op-ed for the gay magazine, The Advocate, in which he promised to continue fighting for LGBT rights against any potential threats that could come from the Trump administration.
“There are many fellow citizens — the LGBT community, immigrants, communities of color, women, our young people, Democrats and progressives of all stripes — who are profoundly worried about what the future holds,” wrote Schumer.
“And following everything that was said during this campaign by our now president-elect, it is entirely reasonable to be nervous and even angry,” he wrote. “I am not sure what will come next after so many fought so hard for so long to gain the right to say ‘love is love’ no matter what. I am worried about what tomorrow holds and what this new administration may attempt to roll back.”
He continued, “But I write to you today to say I will do all in my power to prevent any backsliding on hard-won rights and to push back against a national discourse that allows for anything less than a full measure of respect for all Americans and would-be Americans.”