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Astoria gay activist to meet with Polish gov’t over president’s use of wedding video

"The Polish consul-general in New York City has agreed to meet with us [Tuesday] evening," Brendan Fay said Monday. "The consul-general has been very cordial all along."

The couple, who married in a civil ceremony in Toronto and a Roman Catholic wedding in New York in 2003, learned Kaczynski had aired footage of their nuptials in his March 17 speech when they were inundated with calls from the Polish media the next morning.

In the nationally televised speech, the Polish president argued against ratifying the European Union's Charter of Fundamental Rights, which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

"The footage from their wedding was used to promote hatred and intolerance in our country," said Daniel Domagala of the Campaign Against Homophobia in Poland, reading from his letter to Polish government officials.

Fay and his spouse, Dr. Thomas Moulton, a pediatric oncologist at a Bronx Hospital, had mentioned the possibility of legal action against the Polish president but said at a news conference today that "we hope to resolve this without litigation."

See the March 27 editions of the TimesLedger Newspapers for the full story.

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