The marriage bill just dropped in New York, and now we’ve entered a full-on war of one-upmanship with the good guys and the bad guys scrambling to top each other. And not in a fun spanky way.
On Monday, a thousand LGBTs rallied for marriage in Albany. On the same day, the Knights of Columbus prayed to stop marriage. On Tuesday, Governor Cuomo launched a statewide tour for marriage. Then the National Organization for Marriage pledged $1.5 million to stop marriage. Cuomo’s doing robo-calls for marriage. NOM’s sending a bus around the state.
And now, Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell has announced (via Twitter, no less) that he’s finally introduced the marriage equality act, A7600.
If things keep escalating, we’re basically headed towards a doomsday device and mutually assured destruction.
But while the gays were stirring up trouble in New York’s seat of power, NOM & friends launched an anti-gay RV in that other important New York metropolis: Elmira. Wait, what?
Yes, it would seem that the anti-gays are pursuing a decidedly small-town approach with their statewide tour: Utica! Buffalo! Fairport! Halfmoon! Who exactly are they trying to rally, a herd of moose?