Can you believe that in talking about why he voted 'yes' to "gay" marriage, one of these liberal ass clowns had the nerve to say that he "leaves his bible at the door"?
The State Senate defeated a bill on Wednesday that would legalize same-sex marriage, after an emotional debate that touched on civil rights, family and history. The vote means that the bill, pushed by Gov. David A. Paterson, is effectively dead for the year and dashes the optimism of gay rights advocates, who have suffered setbacks recently in several key states.Good job by the New York Senate. Good for the state of New York. Good for the sanctity of marriage which is continually attempted to be brought down by the anti-God, morally bankrupt creatures on the Left. An unpopular liberal scum of a governor, David Paterson, tried and tried to force "gay marriage" on the state of New York and he got rejected.....big time (indeed, the vote against forced gay marriage was larger than most people expected). Most Americans clearly believe that marriage should stay defined as a union between a man and a woman. In the 31 states in which voters had a say on whether or not gay marriage was going to be the law of the land, they all rejected it. Yet, liberal politicians across the country continue to ignore the will of the people in order to cater to the evils of self-righteous, special interest groups promoting nothing but moral depravity. Thank goodness we have enough strong-minded pols in our state Senate to stand up to the bully tactics of the Left.
The bill was defeated by a decisive margin of 38 to 24. The Democrats, who have a bare, one-seat majority, did not have enough votes to pass the bill without some Republican support, but not a single Republican senator voted for the measure. Still, several key Democrats who were considered swing votes also opposed the bill.
Mr. Paterson made an unusual trip to the Senate floor minutes after the last vote was cast, saying, “These victories come and so do the losses, but you keep on trying.”
In a debate that in many instances was cast in unusually personal tones, many senators delivered emotional speeches on the floor of the chamber, equating the struggle for gay rights to the civil rights movement or the battle women have waged for equality.
But State Senator Rubén Díaz Sr. of the Bronx made an impassioned argument against same-sex marriage, describing his continued opposition as reflecting the broad consensus that marriage should be limited to a union between a man and woman. “Not only the evangelicals, not only the Jews, not only the Muslims, not only the Catholics, but also the people oppose it,” he said.