New York Mayor Bloomberg Urges Gay Marriage Law
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has come out, you’ll pardon the expression, for gay marriage.
“We see that the tide is turning, that support is mounting,” Bloomberg told the annual dinner of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. “Make no mistake, the time will come … and we will pass this bill.”
Getting in the way in the past has been the Republican state legislature, but now Democrats run the Senate, even though they haven’t rounded up enough votes thus far to pass a gay marriage bill.
“We need Republican votes to pass this. We gave a lot of money to the Republican state Senate campaign last year,” said Paul Schindler, editor in chief of Gay City News. “When the gay community gets politicians to say they’re on our side, the next question is, How soon?”
Interestingly, Michael Bloomberg was elected as a Republican who has now become an independent. But it was never about political party for him, other than to use the Republican infrastructure when he initially ran. Now he doesn’t need a party, he doesn’t need the money, doesn’t need the job. But can he get his way?Click here for reuse options!
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