Tegan Quin of the Canadian indie band Tegan and Sara cheered passage of a gay marriage law in New York.

Under the new law, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last month, gay and lesbian couples will be able to marry in the Empire State starting on July 24. New York joins 5 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing gay marriage.

In a post about Gay Pride at the band's blog, the 30-year-old Tegan cheered the news.

“Speaking of Pride – my heart swelled with pride when gay marriage became legal in New York State this past week,” Tegan wrote late last month. “Sara and I believe in equality for all people. It blows my mind and saddens me greatly to think that in so much of America and the world that Sara and I and so many people we love and respect are not considered equal under the law. Let's change that for everyone! Get involved guys!”

Tegan and her twin sister Sara are openly gay.

The Feel It In My Bones singer also urged fans to get involved in photographer-activist iO Tillett Wright's Self Evident Truths photo campaign for gay rights. (A video for the campaign is embedded in the right panel of this page.)