One Step Forward For Gay Marriage
June 20th, 2007

Just in time for Pride Week, the State Assembly voted yesterday to legalize same-sex marriage, marking the first time that a legislative body in New York has approved such a measure. The majority of Democrats voted in favor of the bill while only four out of 42 Republicans did so.

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who is an Orthodox Jew, argued that gay marriage would lead to states sanctioning of incest. He said he would support gay marriage if God gave him a signal, the New York Sun reported. Moments later, there was a loud crack of thunder.

But gay rights advocates expect an uphill battle in the Senate. Were not doing gay marriage by Thursday; thats for sure, or this year, said Senate majority leader Joseph L. Bruno. Were not going to spend hours debating an issue that, you know, is not going to be of consequence.

By on June 20, 2007, 2:02 pm
In category: Albany,Civil Rights,Gotham City | 4 Comments »

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4 Responses to “One Step Forward For Gay Marriage”

  1. John N Says:
    June 20th, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    “Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who is an Orthodox Jew, argued that gay marriage would lead to states sanctioning of incest.”

    Based on the belief that homosexual men were more prone to having sex with male children. So if this is true, then wouldn’t heterosexual men be more prone to having sex with female children?

  2. Phillips Says:
    June 20th, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    Visit Family Research Institute online:

    http://www.familyresearchinst.org/

  3. Stan G. Says:
    June 20th, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    Objection to same sex union, the idea that 2 cells are more important than the life of a woman, objections to stem cell research … are all the result of undue but omnipresent influence of religion on the governing of America.
    Many citizens approve of this.
    Many citizens are sadly misled. But misleading “the people” has always been a simple task. A shepherd only has to be a little smarter than the sheep.

  4. Right Democrat Says:
    June 24th, 2007 at 11:40 pm

    I applaud Assemblyman Dov Hikind’s opposition to same sex marriage in New York. We need more Democrats speaking out for traditional values. Democrats need to concentrate on representing working and middle class families rather than promoting the exotic social issues.

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