New Yorkers Anne Tischer and her wife Bess are upstanding citizens, she tells her State Sen. George Maziarz. They work hard, care for their community, pay their taxes. But they also have health and home issues, just like every other American. Not helping things? Their inability to marry. So will Maziarz continue “denying civil rights” to constituents like Anne and Bess as Gov. David Paterson demands the Senate vote on same-sex marriage?
In a word: Yes. But, as he waves away the applause, it’s clear he doesn’t want you celebrating his choice. Because, despite feeling so strongly about it, as he says, is he ashamed?