sen. tom libous

“I just don’t think the majority care too much about [marriage] at this time because they’re out of work”

SOUNDBITES — “Certainly this is an emotional issue and an important issue for many New Yorkers. I just don’t think the majority care too much about it at this time because they’re out of work, they want to see the state reduce spending, and they are having a hard time making ends meet. And I don’t mean to sound callous, but that’s true.” —New York State Sen. Tom Libous, the deputy Republican leader, sounding callous following yesterday’s marriage vote, and failing to recognize the difference between a lawmaker’s vote and a citizen’s vote (via)