Spitzer Goes Gay

I’m a day late and a dollar short on this, but I felt like bringing it up nonetheless. I’m not one to editorialize here (I do that more on my own blog if I can help it) but I am astounded and amazed that, as of today, Gov. Spitzer is the highest elected official to ever introduce legislation creating marriage equality. Massachusetts legalized gay marriage via court edict and most other states did so under legal duress or compromise of some kind. To date, no governor has ever introduced equality legislation and none seem likely to in the near future.
I voted for Spitzer in part because of his repeated statements that he would introduce this legislation and push for its passage every year of his term. He’s fulfilled the beginning of this promise and I truly believe, even though most pundits say this bill has no chance of passing, that New York’s finally going to see something in the form of civil unions or marriage begin to take shape in the city and I couldn’t be happier.

1 Comment so far

  1. J$ (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

    i hope this passes. it’s too bad nobody takes issue with the actual legislators who vote it down, instead allowing them to remain some sort of anonymous voting block. in the meantime, the city/state is losing money to nearby states as people go there to have their ceremonies. weddings are big business, usually in the top 10 most expensive things people will buy in their lifetimes (house, car, education, what else?)

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