New York’s State Senate finally grew a pair — and ousted anti-gay Sen. Hiram Monserrate from his post after he was charged with violently dragging his girlfriend in misdemeanor assault charges. (Different from felony charges, which would’ve resulted in an immediate removal from office.) In a 53-8 vote, the Senate showed the meaning of bipartisan ship. Which was just lovely to see, particularly because the Senate couldn’t do the same when they were deciding marriage discrimination in December.
Monserrate has promised to fight his eviction, which was handed to him last night because his colleagues felt he brought “shame” to the legislature.
Which he did. But New York’s lawmakers, especially the Democratic ones, are doing a fine job of that themselves.