October 4, 2022

New York’s Surprising Vote For Normalcy

New York Rejects The Notion That Tolerance Should Allow Deviant Behavior

Common sense prevailed as the New York state senate decisively rejected a proposal to allow same-sex marriages in New York.

Washington Post — Opponents of gay marriage celebrated a decisive vote in the New York State Senate, where a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage was defeated 38 to 24 on Wednesday.

“I think you put it all together and it most likely spells the end of the idea that you can pass gay marriage democratically anywhere else in the United States,” said Maggie Gallagher, president of the National Organization for Marriage, which spearheaded opposition in Albany. “I think the gay marriage lobby will have to go back to a court-based approach.

“I think Upstate Democrats had to be feeling the heat on this deal,” said Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a lobby that represents many evangelical and Pentecostal churches. “New York 23 really showed that conservatism is not dead.”

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