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HRC Lets Everyone Forget Michael Bloomberg Sued To Stop The Legalization of Gay Marriage

Oh this is just delicious. This two-sentence HRC-sponsored video from NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, supporting the group’s recently launched Campaign for New York Marriage, should make you laugh. Not because it’s representative of HRC’s last-ditch effort to involve itself in New York’s marriage fight (the organization usually concerns itself only with federal issues), but because Bloomberg is the biggest joke on marriage equality. He supports candidates who actively endorse marriage discrimination. And then there’s his own storied history with New York’s marriage fight, initially refusing to come out in full support, then doing so privately, then backtracking, then announcing — just before he was set to speak at a HRC dinner gala — he would appeal a judge’s ruling declaring marriage legal because “our corporation counsel believes that the judge’s ruling was incorrect, that the current state constitution does not permit same-sex marriages. [So] we will go and appeal, and we will ask the court to expedite the appeal directly to the highest court so that people will have a right once and for all to know where they stand.”

Contrast that statement with the one Bloomberg makes in the above video: “Government shouldn’t tell you who to love. Or who to marry.”

It’s about as laughable as seeing one of these videos starring Richard Socarides, the DADT and DOMA defender who happens to be Bloomberg’s biggest gay advocate, and who hopes to one day land a job in the Bloomberg White House.

If Bloomberg really wanted to get New York on board with marriage equality, he’d use some of his massive influence (and coffers) to unseat the lawmakers prohibiting it.

HRC Lined Up Famous New Yorkers To Pitch Its Marriage Equality Campaign. Too Bad It’s Another Dud

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  • maxpower

    Better late than never.

  • edgyguy1426

    Agree with Maxpower. Do we belittle this Republican move to the left on marriage equality or do we praise him for doing the right thing now?
    But keep this little clip in case he does get in the White House. We may need to remind him of his the present occupant.

  • jason

    The HRC and Michael Bloomberg are like two turds swirling down a toilet together.

  • ewe

    If he can change the law for his own third term, he can do more than lip service for marriage equality.

  • Paul

    This is why HRC has a reputation for big spending… and general political weakness, almost to the point of impotence.

  • Markie-Mark

    Point of fact that Bloomberg also vetoed the Dignity in Schools Act (anti bullying law passed by the NYC Council). And when the NYC Council passed it over his veto he went to court to hae the Council action struck down. Bloomberg prevailed and did not implement the anti bullying law. And he’s lying about supporting marriage equality. He is indeed a vile turd.

  • Ronbo

    Don’t be a fool.

    This is just another Obamanation. You say one thing -emphatically, then you take action in the other direction. Obama is “fierce” vocally; but, he directs his Justice Dept. (repeatedly) to take legal action limiting our rights. Don’t forget that in Obama’s court papers and verbal actions, we are listed in the same group with pedophiles, perverts and the insane. He may be better than the worst; but, he is not good. We can do much, MUCH better. Primary his lyin’ ass with a real Democrat. Someone like Grayson or Feingold would be a step forward.

    Bloomberg is playing a game. Only the weak, guilable and mentally infirm STILL continue to for this tactic – hook, line and sinker. Thanks Queerty for bringing this to our attention.

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