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Maggie's Column: How Marriage Sunk Weprin in NY-9

 

NOM Chairman Maggie Gallagher's latest column discusses the events in New York's special election this Tuesday:

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, was a good day for marriage.

North Carolina legislators voted to send a marriage amendment to the people of that state in 2012.

And in New York, the first clear Democratic casualty of gay marriage emerged: David Weprin.

Bob Turner, a Republican whom nobody gave a chance of winning two months ago, is sitting in the seat held by Anthony Weiner, Chuck Schumer and Geraldine Ferraro.

Yes, economic collapse was a huge issue. Yes, Obama's disrespect for Israel, which led former New York City mayor Ed Koch to endorse Bob Turner, was another very big deal. Yes, as my colleague and friend Brian Brown put it, "David Weprin was not able to defend himself against his vote to support same-sex marriage in New York, and his constituents made that clear."

Continue reading at Human Events.