New York's Gay Marriage Vote Obscures the Fact that Obama Punted the Issue

By the Left Coast Rebel

On Friday, New York legalized gay marriage. Frankly, my only question on this news is why did it take so long? One would figure that a state dominated by the metropolis New York City would have taken this stand years ago. Is upstate really that commanding of New York politics? Judging by how liberal-Democrat-dominated the state's politics are, I didn't think so.

As historic a moment in New York as it is, the issue has made everyone -- including the left -- forget that Obama can't even stand by the gay constituency:

Obama seeing the light on states' rights for the first time? Yah, that's called punting an issue and throwing a key constituency under the bus, this certainly won't help him in 2012, either.

Also read: At American Power, "Obama Heckled at LGBT Democrat Fundraiser in Manhattan!"

Via Memeorandum, cross posted to Proof Positive.


  1. "why did it take so long?"

    The Democrats dominate New York, except in the State Senate, where the two major parties have been in relative parity for the last few years, following a period in which the Republicans had a slight majority. If I remember correctly, it was GOP resistance in the state senate that stopped a similar bill from passing a couple years ago.

    Arguably, one of the most important groups that kept the bill from passing for so long is a third party, the Conservative Party of New York, see:

  2. It's purely a political question. Principles, as usual, have nothing to do with it.


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