Wednesday, December 02, 2009
New York Senate Rejects Gay Marriage
The New York Senate rejected gay marriage today, and the vote was not close.
The final count was 38-24. All 30 GOP members of the Senate voted against it, as did 8 Democrats. This shows a couple of things.
One, despite the disillusionment with the Democratic party these days over relative inactivity on glbt issues, this is why we can NEVER vote Republican. This was an anti-gay bloc vote, pure and simple, despite protestations otherwise by GOP honcho Dean Skelos.
Second, it is time to defeat Democrats that have denied us our civil rights. Prime among these is Ruben Diaz Sr. (D-Bronx), a despicable politician who was the only Democrat in debate to argue vociferously against gay marriage.
The other DINOs to vote against gay civil rights are, Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens), Darrel Aubertine (D- Cape Vincent), Shirley Huntley (D-Queens), Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn), Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens), George Onorato (D-Queens) and William Stachowski (D-Buffalo). They must be ousted through effective primary challenges. If they survive the challenge...let them try their luck without us in a general election. A message needs to be sent.
We already have way too many moderate Republicans inhabiting the Democratic party. Let's send them packing.