Monday, April 23, 2007

"The Art of the Possible:" Gay Marriage in New York

The New York Times has the complete story:

Gov. Eliot Spitzer will introduce a bill in the coming weeks to legalize same-sex marriage in New York, his spokeswoman said Friday, a move that would propel New York to the forefront of one of the most contentious issues in politics.
Spitzer acknowledges the up hill battle GLBT advocates will face once this legislation is introduced, but marriage equality was an issue that he championed throughout his thoroughly covered '06 election campaign. It seems that Elliot Spitzer's a bold leader, who keeps his word. I imagine he also remembers exactly who helped win last November.
"I am focusing now on politics as the art of the possible."
This is just terrific. This is why we work to win elections. Even when equality seems so unreachable, progress can be accelerated by excellent leaders, like Governor Spitzer. I'm really curious to see how a certain junior Senator from New York reacts to this development.

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