23 March 2009

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) supports marriage equality

So now that it's public knowledge that Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has announced his support for full marriage equality of all committed and loving couples, and his office has confirmed his much-touted change of heart, there are two questions that linger in my mind:

Did Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have anything to do with Sen. Schumer's change-of-heart?

Is New York the first state in the union that now has both United States Senators in full support of marriage equality, or has someone beat us to the punch?

In any event, thank you, Senator Schumer (and Gillibrand), for finally coming around and finally realizing that marriage is a fundamental right and that hatred, discrimination, ignorance, and homophobia have no place in our society, which reverses your previous stance and your vote in favor of DOMA.