Opposition to Gay Marriage Wins NY GOP Senate Control [UPDATED]
[UPDATE] As I’ve already noted in comments, Hiram Monserrate is in point of fact no prize: he’s currently under indictment for going after his girlfriend with a broken beer bottle. Can’t say that he looks any better with an R after his name than he did with a D, although I’m perfectly willing to bet that his former compatriots will immediately proclaim that he magically | Read More »
Did New York Dems Throw Gays Under the Bus?
I’ve written several times about the soap opera in New York, where Democrats secured a majority in the Senate, but were prevented from taking control of the body by several dissidents. Most notably, Democratic State Senator Ruben Diaz — a Pentecostal Minister — refused to go along with the Democratic leadership without a promise that gay marriage would not come to the floor for a | Read More »
Gay Marriage Causes Democratic Civil War in NY
I’ve written before on the dispute over gay marriage in the state of New York, which has prevented Democrats from asserting control over the State Senate for the first time in 43 years. A quick summary: while Democrats won a majority of Senate seats on election day, several Democratic Senators initially refused to support their leader — Malcolm Smith — for the post of Senate | Read More »
Will Gay Marriage Cost Dems the NY Senate?
Since election day, a great deal of attention has been focused on California, and the rifts exposed among Democrats by Proposition 8. Supporters of gay marriage have attacked several groups — including African Americans who traditionally vote Democratic — because they supported traditional marriage. But while California provides an interesting demonstration of Democratic divisions over gay marriage, it is not the only one. We should | Read More »
Michelle Obama Promises Gay Marriage & Adoption When Barack is President
Why doesn’t Barack go and make these promises personally? Mindful of the audience in front of her, [Michelle Obama] then touched up gay and lesbian issues. “In a world as it should be,” Obama said, “we repeal laws like DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) and ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’” She also said an Obama Administration would “recognize” gay adoption rights. Both lines received loud | Read More »