Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Post on Maryland's Failure

Maybe somebody can explain to me how Republicans in New York were able to accomplish what our courageous Democratic leaders in Annapolis failed to do.

The Washington Post pretty much spells it out.
The history made in New York stands in stark contrast to the disappointment in Maryland last March, when a similar effort failed. After passing the state Senate, a marriage-equality bill was referred back to committee in the House of Delegates after lawmakers who had supported the bill backed down in the face of opposition. Among those reneging on their commitment were Del. Tiffany T. Alston (D-Prince George’s) and Del. Sam Arora (D-Montgomery County), who got elected campaigning on the issue. For his part, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) supported the marriage-equality bill. He even lobbied some legislators behind the scenes. But as we learned in New York, legislation of this significance needs more than rhetorical hand-holding by the governor. It needs determined leadership. Gay marriage vote a milestone in New York


Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh, politicians in NY promised voters to oppose the obliteration of public marriage

they broke their promise

while that kind of public hypocrisy doesn't take a certain chutzpah, it's nothing we should honor

ifr they truly did some soul-searching and changed their minds, they should have resigned

then, they could run for office with their new position and beliefs

that would have been the honorable thing to do

alas, they feared the pressure to be applied by Vito Cuomo more than the memory of the voters

the voters, however, will remember

June 25, 2011 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You planning of voting in New York
("the voters, however, will remember"), Trollish Anonymous?

You are a pox on humanity!

June 29, 2011 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's happened everywhere else

at the ballot box, voters don't support the gay agenda and they don't support hypocrisy

marriage is between a man and a woman

same as it ever was

if you get your jollies otherwise, no one is going to stop you

just don't ask the rest of us to participate in your self-deception

June 29, 2011 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just as we ask you, "Anonymous" to not expect us to accept your bigotry, hatred, and loathsome slanders.

July 03, 2011 1:23 PM  

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