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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Hires Cute Gay Man To Flirt With State Lawmakers

The way we live now: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hiring of a well-known (and well-liked) New York City homosexual, man about town Erik Bottcher, is construed by the media as a sign the governor is truly committed to marriage equality, or something. Cuomo, who served as a gay community liaison for lesbian City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, will now serve as Cuomo’s special assistant for community affairs, a just-created cabinet post. So, what, it’s Bottcher’s job to run around Albany convincing Republican state lawmakers they should back a marriage bill? Bottcher is handsome, but not that handsome. [photo: The twosome hold hands on election night in November]