It looks like the Hate Crimes bill has been indefinitely delayed. The Defense Authorization bill (which included the Senate's hate crimes legislation) was pulled from the floor yesterday.
Lots of talk in the New York political blogs about who is targeting who for elections to the State Senate in 2008.
Yasser Arafat died of AIDS, according to a French medical report. It's believed that he contracted HIV from one of his many sexual encounters with men.
The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin has a "pro and con" reader response section on the question of whether or not New York State should allow same-sex couples to marry. It seems that pro-gay marriage Binghamtonians (?) greatly outnumber those in the anti group.
Syracuse's News 10 covers the Soulforce group traveling through Central New York and the Hudson Valley, lobbying NYS lawmakers to support and pass the marriage bill.