ALBANY, N.Y. — Lawmakers voted late yesterday to legalize same-sex marriage, making New York the largest state where gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed and giving the national gay-rights movement new momentum from the state where it was born.
The pictures of New York remind me to those days (and nights) at the State House here in Massachusetts. The anti-gay side, like in Massachusetts, tried anything to keep the State discriminating against gay and lesbian couples. In the days leading up to the vote there were large groups of people "praying" it wouldn't come to pass. So I guess God spoke and said NO. They even trotted out the "ex-gays" to sidetrack it and it didn't work.
But here in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we can all look to MassResistance and thank them for doing their part. They were in the trenches working with the rightest of the anti-gay right doing their thing:
The legislative session is scheduled to end on Monday, but as reported above, the Governor and his liberal allies will likely extend it for this bill. We are in close contact with "pro-family" advocates and will keep you updated on this. Also see our special
MassResistance page on the New York marriage battle, which we plan to update frequently until the session ends..
And surprise, surprise, when you click on the link there is no mention of the fact that they lost and marriage equality is the law in New York. MassResistance: always full of promises and never delivers.
I am reminded of Brian Camenker's appearance on the Daily Show when he seriously stated that given enough time he could link marriage equality with decreased quality of life, homelessness, air quality and crime rates only now it's becoming clear that in every successful step toward Marriage Equality, MassResistance has been in close contact with the anti-gay groups. As he said in a Boston Globe article about his appearance on the show:
Camenker said that while his argument against gay marriage may not have been convincing in the footage that was aired, he may have changed some hearts and minds among the ''25-year-olds from New York City who naturally are all pro gay marriage."
''They were moved by what I said about the subject," Camenker said. ''They didn't use 99 percent of my stuff. But the arguments I said, you could tell they were visibly moved, and that I was saying things they hadn't heard before."
Yes Brian, you changed MANY hearts in New York. Once again, keep up the good work!