Paterson "Backpedaling" Gay Marriage, or Peddling It?
Meanwhile it seems the world around him is going gay: The Connecticut Legislature passed a marriage equality bill and the governor says she will sign it. (It contains an amendment to protect religious groups from the related discriminations they constantly predict.) A poll finds New Jersey citizens favor same-sex marriage. Maine is considering a bill, and 4,000 people attended a public forum on the subject in the Civic Center in Augusta.
Michael Bloomberg continues to press for it, around these parts anyway, backing marriage equality is now an easy way for local politicians to show some responsiveness to their constituents. The Republicans, meanwhile, continue to insist that gay marriage unfairly kept Miss California from the Miss USA throne. They have that and Rudy Giuliani. Oh, and ancient bigotries, which should never be counted out.