Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Speeches from the morning session

The morning session featured speeches by the State Assembly's gay electeds and Spitzer's Deputy Chief of Staff (and openly gay former Pride Agenda board member) Sean Patrick Maloney. Maloney's speech dealt primarily with Spitzer's marriage bill introduction and he reaffirmed the Governor's commitment to making the bill law--even if not during the current legislative session.

As for the openly LGBT Assemblymembers, Deborah Glick was introduced first--as the first openly gay person ever elected to the NYS Assembly. She then called up Daniel O'Donnell, the first openly gay man elected to the NYS Assembly. After speaking passionately about his anti-bullying bill, the Dignity for All Students Act and the marriage bill, O'Donnell called to the stage the newest gay member of the Assembly, Staten Island's Matt Titone.

The morning legislative visits have now started and will run until about noon.

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