Casting the decisive vote in the State Senate legalizing gay marriage last June evidently paid off for Stephen Saland. According to newly released campaign finance disclosures, Senator Saland raised a whopping $425,202.50 in contributions since last summer. During the same period last year, he raked in only $5,684.41. Read More
During the discussion of gay marriage at the Republican presidential debate tonight, Newt Gingrich interjected to make the point that religious Christians face far more discrimination in this country than gays and other groups. He also accused the media of ignoring “anti-Christian bigotry.”
“Since weve spent this much time on these issues, I just want to raise a point about the news media bias,” Mr. Gingrich said. “You don’t hear the opposite question asked.” Read More
If Rick Santorum becomes President, he plans to pass a federal Constitutional amendment banning gay marriages that would invalidate marriage licenses that have been issued to couples in the states where same sex weddings are currently legal. Mr. Santorum outlined his position on gay marriage during the Republican presidential debate tonight in Manchester, New Hampshire.
“I believe the issue of marriage itself is a federal issue, that we can’t have different laws with respect to marriage, we have to have one law,” Mr. Santorum said. “Marriage is … a foundational institution of our country and we have to have a singular law with respect to that, we can’t have somebody married in one state and not married in another.” Read More
Openly gay Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, who introduced five bills to legalize same sex marriage over the past four years, is marrying his partner of more than three decades now that the state passed the marriage equality law in June.
Assemblyman O’Donnell announced his impending nuptials on former Governor David Paterson’s talk radio show yesterday. “I’m here on your radio show today to announce that I’m getting married. John and I have decided to get married, we’ve been together for 31 years and our wedding will be on January 29th at Guastavino’s on the East Side of Manhattan, which is a beautiful, beautiful locale,” said Assemblyman O’Donnell. Read More
A quote from a letter promoting one of Ron Paul’s early 1990′s politics and investing newsletters has come back to haunt him. In the eight page missive, which was mailed in 1993, Congressman Paul warns of a “coming race war in our big cities,” “the federal-homosexual cover-up on AIDS” and a government scheme to track people with “New Money” that ends with armed IRS agents on your doorstep. Read More
A gay community center is moving to a building named after staunch same sex marriage opponent Ruben Diaz Sr.
Mel Wymore registered to run in the race to replace retiring Councilwoman Gale Brewer in District 6 on the Upper West Side. Mr. Wymore was born as a woman and, if his City Council bid succeeds, he would become New York City’s first transgender elected official. Read More