Cuomo Wants NY Marriage Victory to 'Resonate All Across the Country Now'


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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn basks in the celebration at the start of today's Pride Parade in Manhattan, along with State Senator Tom Duane, who sponsored the bill, and Governor Cuomo, who helped get it passed the Republican-led State Senate and signed it into law on Friday. (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)

After receiving a hero’s welcome at the country’s oldest and largest gay pride parade in Manhattan today, Governor Cuomo said he hoped New York’s legalization of same-sex marriage would “resonate all across the country now.”

Cuomo politely deflected questions about President Obama’s reluctance, so far, to support same-sex marriage, saying, “If New York can do it, it’s okay for every other place to do it. If New York did it, every other place is now going to be posed with the question” about legalizing same-sex marriage.

Asked how he would ensure other states do that, Cuomo said, “I think the power of our example is going to be instructive to other states.” He won’t, though, be traveling outside New York to do so. Cuomo, who has avoided leaving the state even while on brief vacations, said, “I have a lot of work as governor. I’m going to stay right here.”

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is openly gay and lobbied lawmakers on this issue, said marching alongside Cuomo today was surreal.

“People were crying and screaming thank you and just screaming the governor’s name and everybody’s name. It was like nothing I’ve ever seen before,” she said.

When asked about President Obama’s position on same-sex marriage, Quinn, a fellow Democrat, was hopeful he’d support it eventually. She also credited him with helping turn public opinion that enabled last week’s victory in Albany.

“I’m very very grateful to President Obama for the actions he’s taken on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the action he’s taken on the Defense of Marriage Act,” said Quinn. “I think that step was really helpful in changing public sentiment in New York to get us to the 60 percent that support marriage. So, I just want the president to keep moving in the right direction.”

3 thoughts on “Cuomo Wants NY Marriage Victory to 'Resonate All Across the Country Now'

  1. Yes, “The Prisoner Albany” Andrew “Cesare” Cuomo is now the “King” of Gay Marriage.

    He made it happen in his first six months in office, and he balanced the budget without raising taxes, passed a property tax cap, tamed the unions, and is now more powerful than “The Prisoner of City Hall” who had to watch on the sidelines.

    So how does he now escape from Albany ?

    Will ne be drafted to run for VP and replace Biden ?

    IF the polls show “Big Brother” Obama losing will the rich and powerful Democ”RATS dump him in favor of Andrew Cesare” Cuomo. ?

    He need to escape Albany before Albany destroys him as it has to many others who harbored the Presidency.

    As for “The Prisoner of City Hall” he is left to pick up the scrapes from the table, and pay back the 600 million dollars in cost overruns bad management of “CityTimeGate” his “SCANDAL”

    “The gods” are pleased and little by little they are driving “The Prisoner of City Hall” MAD”

    But history and “the gods” could turn on Andrew “Cesare” Cuomo and he too can end up just a foot note in the history books.

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

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