Friday, December 4, 2009

Family Values

While the NY marriage equality bill failed in the NY state senate this last Wednesday, there are at least a couple good things to take from it.  Not a single Republican senator had the courage to stand up and say why they were voting no.  It might not feel like it, but that really is progress.  Even they realize that bigotry is shameful work.

Meanwhile, here is one of the most moving political speeches I've heard in a while. Senator Hassell-Thompson shows the true meaning of compassion and family values as she relates her experience of having a gay older brother.

NYS Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Speaks on the Marriage Equality Bill on the Floor of the NYS Senate Chamber. Dec. 2, 2009

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