Hiram Monserrate, disgraced former New York State Senator, lost his bid to win his seat back in a special election yesterday.
Monserrate, pictured above (discussing the size of his genitalia, one might speculate), one of 8 Democrats who helped to defeat gay marriage legislation in New York, had been expelled by the State Senate after receiving a msdemeanor assault conviction, in the beating up of his girlfriend.
However, in his effort to win back his seat, Monserrate had aligned himself with pious, homophobic clerics who had no problem endorsing Monserrate....after all, the Bible does say that women need to be subservient to men....or wind up needing stitches (apparently).
Happily, this bigot was only able to find 27% of the electorate stupid enough to vote for him, in a 3-way race.
Democrat Jose Peralta won, with over 65% of the vote, while the GOP candidate, Robert Beltrani, had barely over 7%.
Does this help glbt fortunes in the Empire State? Yes.
Perralta is a former State Assemblyman who voted in favor of gay marriage on 3 separate occasions.
Reflecting on his defeat, the day after his loss, Monserrate told the New York Times;
“A lot of this reaction is based on just ignorance, on not knowing the facts, not dealing really with the issues...There’s a lot of emotional hysteria out there.”If anyone knows how to hysterically display one's emotions, it is the convicted abuser Hiram Monserrate. Those who voted for him have no shame.
1 down....7 enemies to go.