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Author Topic: Important - Call Senator George Onorato & Ask him to support marriage equality  (Read 23972 times)

Offline holyfrjole

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Video is great, but the comments are even better... "oh no, that's the Old Testament, we follow the New Testament... "

Offline casicua

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I am half way sarcastic. I wouldn't actually change my viewpoint because of others who have the same viewpoint, but this piling on is borderline disgraceful. He disagrees with this Brandon dude who Demands to be represented in the way he sees fit. And if not he will bring his mommy. And then he is cheered by this forum for being a douche.
Also why is the OP quoted in two different Daily News articles about this subject? Hmmmmmm

I really don't understand why you feel that this Brandon guy was "being a douche". Like I said, if you felt that your representatives are supporting a law that basically discriminates you, wouldn't you demand a just representation?
If there was a law that said you couldn't marry your wife, and your state senator was supporting said law, would you be a douche for going in and demanding to meet with him to state your case as one of his constituents?
I'm not even arguing the point of whether or not gay marriage should be legal, I've made my stance on that clear. My question here is whether or not someone who feels that their government representative is supporting a law discriminating them should demand to speak with them.

Offline kempsternyc

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New Hampshire is now on board......Six States. Will NY be next?

Damn this feels good............
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Offline JavaJay73

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Just saw on NY1 this morning that Senator Onorato is voting against gay marriage.  What a short sighted man.

Offline holyfrjole

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Ruben Diaz needs to STFU. It's one thing to be opposed to marriage equality as a private citizen, it's another to (ab)use your position as an elected official as a pulpit for your religious rhetoric. People elected you to represent them, not your church.

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Diaz also said that senators who did not publicly voice their support for the bill were "ashamed to be publicly associated with the gay community."

I hope his colleagues in the senate see this and are vocal about how assinine this statement is.

http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/100201/lawmakers-maintain-divide-over-gay-marriage-bill/Default.aspx


Offline LastStop

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In other news, Sen. Onorato is now Twittering, but not about Marriage Equality.  Some Gay Organizations are following him though.  Go here to read his Tweets:  http://twitter.com/SenOnorato

Offline kempsternyc

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Indications are that Gov Paterson has put the Marriage Equality bill on hold for now. Indications are that he may call for a special session in the fall.

I'm of two minds about this. On one hand, I'm upset because of all the hard work that went into lobbying for this bill. On the other hand, I'm more inclined to wait until a time when the Senate can have a serious debate on this bill.



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