Thursday, June 23, 2011

Obama won't use the GM world, and NYS Senate is deadlocked: UPDATE: gay marriage passes in NY

The gay marriage vote in New York State seems to come to a head, perhaps on one or a few GOP state senators, who quibble over the wording of religious exceptions. The latest Reuter’s story is here

At a $1250 a pop “Gala with the Gay Community” in NYC Thursday at the Sheraton, President Obama said “gay couples deserve the same legal rights as any other couple in this country.” But he stopped at using the GM word (I don’t mean “General Motors Bailout” either). He’s afraid of GOP quotes?  Seth Meyers is a bigger problem on Nightline. CBS has a link here  (the article has some html problems).

I won’t get to NYC’s Gay Pride March – but in the 1970s we called it “Christopher Street Liberation Day”.  In 1978, I played softball for Boots ‘n’ Saddle afterwards, and got a bases-loaded single in a field on Leroy street.   Tuesday the Village saw its Summer Solstice “111 Bicycles Ride” (my “drama” blog). 

When you don’t have equal rights, things can be taken from you.  Obama (as have other Democrats like Kerry) have had to travel across one of Clive Barker's Dominions where civil unions were once seen as good enough.

Update 6/25:

By now, everybody knows. New York State passed the bill -- in the middle of the night on a weekend. Washington Blade's take on this and on the White House strategy is here.

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