Martha Coakley, the failed U.S. Senate candidate, is still Massachusetts’ attorney general, and she’s still harping on the federal government over the Defense of Marriage Act. So as New York voters decide who they want to replace Andrew Cuomo, the state’s AG and likely next governor, one criteria might be whether they’ll follow in Coakley’s shoes and sue the Obama administration over DOMA, too.
So far, we’ve got two (out of five) Yes answers!
Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County District Attorney, says she’ll kick the Fed’s butt on DOMA, and so too will State Sen. Eric Schneiderman (pictured with Queer As Folk‘s Michelle Clunie), who has a long history of pro-LGBT votes (marriage, hate crimes, workplace discrimination). You should watch his impassioned Senate floor speech about legalizing gay marriage here.
Who wants to make a promise to take DOMA to court a requirement for your vote?