Legalizing Gay Marriage in NYC Being Considered

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According to NY1, New York State’s highest court began hearing a case today as to whether or not same-sex couples can get hitched in our great city.

And whodathunkit? Bloomberg’s all for it. If the court rules in favor of same-sex marriages in the state, he says he’ll allow it in the city, and that even if the court rules against, he’ll work with the State Legislature to try to get ’em to change their minds.

Right now Massachusetts is the only state to recognize same-sex marriage, while others – California, Connecticut, D.C., Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey (props to my homestate) and Vermont – give those in same-sex unions a legal status that’s similar to that of married folks.

Why not grant gays the right to marry? If men and woman who don’t even frigging know each other can get married (see Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez – not to each other of course though that’d be hot), why not two men or two women in a long term committed relationship? Ah, the mysteries of closed-mindedness.

6 Comments so far

  1. yo yo (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 12:15 pm

    This blog sucks man…Can’t believe its a newyork city blog.


  2. Vinny (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 12:30 pm

    Why would anyone be surprised a social liberal like Bloomberg would be for gay marriage?

    Idathunkit. Youshouldathunkit.


  3. Doris Night (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 1:50 pm

    yo yo: great input! very constructive.

    vinny: thanks so much for edification.


  4. Vinny (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

    Sorry Doris, I should’ve been clearer.

    Your site was probably about the third site today I saw with a similar surprised tone. It just strikes me as odd, that’s all… He’s pro choice, also, if I remember correctly.


  5. Doris Night (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 5:53 pm

    vinny: yeah i guess people – me included – automatically think republican=conservative. live and learn.


  6. Vinny (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 7:08 pm

    We’ve actually been pretty lucky that way in New York when you think about it. We’ve had a lot of social liberals who were Republicans (Giuliani, Bloomberg, Pataki). I imagine a hard core right winger probably wouldn’t fare so well in our fine city…



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