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New York state lawmaker seeks to repeal recognition of legal same-sex unions

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A New York state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would void recognition of gay marriages performed in other states, and said voters in his southwest Brooklyn district “don’t really give a rat’s ass about social issues.”

Martin Golden

The bill sponsored by Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn) was introduced on May 20, just days after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and and openly gay Council Speaker Christine traveled to Albany to press Senate Republicans to legalize same-sex marriage, reported the New York Post.

Although legislation to approve gay marriage failed the Senate in 2009, New York does recognize same-sex marriage in the five states that recognize it, including Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont.

Golden’s effort to end that gives conservative senators a rallying point in the fight against gay marriage.

Bloomberg dismissed Golden’s proposal and said there was zero chance for the measure to pass in the legislature.

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15 more reader comments:

  1. WILL YOU FUCKERS LEAVE SAME SEX COUPLES ALONE!?! >=(

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:16pm
  2. Damn religious conservative pricks. -_-

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:16pm
  3. I cant imagine what type of person would elect this moron. Very scary.

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:17pm
  4. Damn shame!

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:21pm
  5. Cuomo would veto any demonic attempt to repeal recognition of same-sex marriages!

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:22pm
  6. doesn’t he have anything better to do?

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:23pm
  7. HOW ABOUT NO.

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:28pm
  8. Another bigoted Republican scumbag heard from

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:32pm
  9. what makes any one person think they have the right to take someones freedom of choice away?

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:37pm
  10. Right? It’s in the constitution!

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:50pm
  11. Granted, it won’t pass, but what are these republican (expletive)s doing? This is beyond insanity by now. No one is dealing with Michael Long, who has threatened republicans with no support if they vote for gay marriage. Why is no one in New York dealing with that? You have the money and you have the means; it’s insanity. The dems and the pro-gay are as insane as the anti-gay. Tell them you will end their careers if they don’t vote for gay marriage; or else, if everyone is so terrified of doing that, pledge that you will support them no matter what problems they run into with their own party, at any cost, no matter what NOM has to say about it. You will not win marriage equality in New York without dealing with Long’s threats. Mark my words.

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:50pm
  12. fkn ass can eat his verbal vomit!

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:16pm
  13. But at least it does turn the tables, at least a bit. Good on Senator Golden. I think this points to the fact that gay marriage legislation is going down the tubes in Albany this year.

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:18pm
  14. If it’s true that the voters in his district “don’t really give a rat’s ass about social issues,” then Golden’s wasting political capital fighting for a social issue legislation which the people who elected him don’t care about. What an idiot.

    Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:18pm
  15. If Golden’s constituents “don’t really give a rat’s ass about social issues” then why does he?

    Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 9:12am