Greg Ball, New York State Senator, Polls Twitter On Gay Marriage Vote

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As we've reported before, gay marriage legislation could come to a vote in Albany as early as Monday. Some state senators are still on the fence, including Greg Ball, a Republican from New York's 40th district who seemed like a probable "no" as of a few days ago. Last night he took to Twitter to poll the Internet on how he should vote; so far the responses are overwhelmingly positive, with barely any people saying no. Not a bad stunt, especially if Ball actually incorporates the Twitter responses into his decision.

This is one of the only negative responses I could find, from the appropriately-named @JesusFreak42:

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Nearly everything else is more along these lines:

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And the "yes" responses keep rolling in by the hundreds. Does this mean a state politician is actually listening to his constituents? If you want to pitch in, tweet your answer to @ball4ny.

(Thanks to Steven Thrasher for the tip!)

[rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]


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elias casanas Jr
elias casanas Jr

OMG we are getting sicker each minute...satan is busy and these idiots don't even notice....

Davidpeterson155
Davidpeterson155

This is a blatant disenfranchise of older voters and people without computer capabilities. Eight year olds can have a facebook or twitter. I laugh at people on these sites nine out of ten times. He can't be serious, this is a joke!

Mark Adams Brown
Mark Adams Brown

State-sanctioned "marriage" is merely a set of PROPERTY rights intended to protect and nurture children.  State-sanctioned "marriage" is a property regime that enhances a couple's financial stability to encourage them to invest resources in bearing and nurturing children. Its rationale does not apply to same-sex couples (Elton John, for example) who, like single adults who use artificial insemination and/or surrogates (Ricky Martin, for example) are ethically disqualified from parenthood.

Same-sex couples, like single adults relying on artificial insemination or surrogates, ethically disqualify themselves from parenthood by selfishly withholding from children a fundamental right - the right to be born to a mother and a father.

Adults who intentionally refuse to give their children a mother and a father should be legally barred from artificial insemination and from surrogately-conceiving children. This ban should accompany the refusal to extend marital property rights to same-sex couples.

Every child has a fundamental right to start life with a mother and a father, and intentionally denying that right is CHILD ABUSE.  

Extending marital property rights to same-sex couples will be a wasteful windfall for folks who are ethically and naturally disqualified from having children.

Mark Adams BrownSan Angelo, TexasJune 20, 2011

the3rdcoming
the3rdcoming

Here is a country at war with 3 other countries, and all these sickos can think about is getting a bill passed that they feel will somehow cure their mental illness by giving them the illusion to think that they're living a normal life.The gay community thinks that ppl owe them a stamp of honor and pity for their life of misery and obvious insecurity. And they're willing to poison and corrupt the innocent minds of children to get what they want. They have no respect or regard for normal people who recognize the natural order of life. Its their right to be gay, but its not their right to impose their sickness on the rest of society.

Stephanie Wilson
Stephanie Wilson

YES!  Who are we to stand in the way of folks who want to make the "supposedly" ultimate comittment to each other?

ThelemicWaves
ThelemicWaves

Can you actually verify that that is Greg Ball? Twitter hasn't stamped it with the "Verified Account" check mark logo thing.

Epac
Epac

@the3rdcoming - please stop imposing your sickness on the rest of us. Thanks...

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