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Can SSM Pass the NY House?

 

The Albany Times Union raises the question.

SSM advocates say yes, for sure.

But then again, they said that about the Rhode Island House ... and the Maryland House, too.

And there are new factors to consider this year:

"There's a sense that because it's passed three times, it's a given it'll pass again," said Dennis Poust, a spokesman for the Catholic group [the New York State Catholic Conference]. "But they're not taking into account the fact that the speaker lost 10 seats in the election."

The organization also is taking into account the departures of Democrats Nettie Mayersohn and Darryl Towns, and the pending departures of Audrey Pheffer and RoAnn Destito, all of whom voted for the bill in 2009.

9 Comments

  1. Graham
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Is this thing on?

  2. Graham
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Trying to see which word or words keep making this thing automatically ditch my responses.

    Is it... marriage equality ?

  3. Graham
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Hmmmm... Let's try again.

    Whether it passes in NY or RI or anywhere else this year or next year or not, it is only a matter of time. A relatively short amount of time in my opinion.

    You are only working to delay the inevitable. The polling is unequivocally not on your side. All generations are becoming more and more favorable to marriage equality, but it's happening by leaps and bounds among the younger generations.

    The federals and Supreme courts may ultimately squash all anti-marriage-equality statutes and amendments nationwide in the not to distant future, but if not, I'd say in a generation or less such equality will come to every state, and there is simply nothing you can do about that.

  4. Graham
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Whether it passes in New York or Rhode Island or anywhere else this year or next year or not, it is only a matter of time. A relatively short amount of time in my opinion.

  5. Graham
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Well something is preventing my relevant comments from being displayed. Hmmmm.

  6. Graham
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    It's almost as if I try to put any more than a couple sentences, it gets rejected. Very odd. I know Don hates my well articulated responses, but come on.

  7. John Noe
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    We need to stay on top of this in New York the same way as we did this in RI and Maryland.

  8. Don
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Graham:

    I don't know about "well-articulated responses", Graham, but I empathize with your inability to post. I experience exactly the same thing so it isn't targeted at you.

    Since you attempted to post first, I'll reserve any comments I may have until your post or posts appear, as a courtesy to you.

  9. Don
    Posted April 30, 2011 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    Graham:

    Graham wrote: "Whether it passes in NY or RI or anywhere else this year or next year or not, it is only a matter of time." Where do you buy your crystal balls?

    I have a crystal ball too! It's only a matter of time until homosexual "marraige" is completely defeated, never to rise again.

    Inevitable? Like in Maine? Like it was supposed to be in Maryland? Like it was supposed to be in Rhode Island? Heck, same sex couples still cannot, to this very day, marry in California.

    Polling? How about a vote just like the vote in Maine?

    "The federals and Supreme courts may ultimately squash all anti-marriage-equality statutes and amendments nationwide in the not to distant future..." Gee, my crystal ball says that the homosexual activist agenda is already toast.