Friday, February 26, 2010
New York’s anti-gay lawmakers should be afraid — very afraid. A new political action committee is targeting state senators who voted against a marriage equality bill late last year.
Bill Smith, an adviser to the committee said:
“Politicians who deny gays and lesbians basic equality should be thrown out of office, starting with convicted criminal Hiram Monserrate.”
Monserrate was kicked out of the senate by his colleagues following being convicted of assaulting his girlfriend. But this being New York, arguably the most dysfunctional state government in the U.S., Monserrate is now running in a special election to regain his seat. You can’t make this stuff up.
A group of senate Democrats surprised marriage equality advocates last year when they voted “no,” leading to a lopsided defeat. So much for the erroneous view that the Empire State is one of the most liberal and gay-friendly states in the country.