Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Morning Sweep

The press had lots (and lots and lots) to say about NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson's report on the economic benefits of legalizing gay marriage in New York. According to the NY Post, "legalizing same-sex marriage would draw hordes of gay couples to New York."

The New York State Assembly has its fourth openly-LGBT member: Micah Kellner won yesterday's special election with 64% of the vote and is officially New York's first bisexual elected official.

Patrick Healy at the NY Times notes Hillary's movement away from DOMA. It's not at all an endorsement of marriage equality, but at least she's willing to let states decide...which is pretty much what the other two leading Democratic presidential contenders have been supporting for quite some time now.

California's marriage equality bill has passed the state Assembly for the second time. The bill is now headed to the State Senate, where it's also expected to pass...only to meet it's eventual death by Gov. Schwarzenegger's promised veto.

Republicans unanimously voiced their support for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" during last night's debate, which was the complete opposite of the Democratic candidates' unanimous support for repealing the discriminatory measure. It's sad the the most vocal supporters last night of the current system were former "centrists" Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and John McCain.

1 comment:

Paul said...

It really is a show of political office gone wrong when the Californian Governor ignores the wishes of both the Assembly and Senate, not to mention the wishes of their constituents to legalize gay marriage. However, sadly it is those same constituents who voted him into office. I only hope that they remember this during his campaign for re-election.