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NY GOP Sen.: Not Just Yes To Marriage, But Hell Yes

Jim Burroway

June 20th, 2011

Andrew Sullivan sees New York state Senator Roy McDonald as the face of marriage equality — at least in New York:

In the wake of his announced “yes” vote for same-sex marriage, Sen. Roy McDonald has unveiled a facebook page called “Stand With Roy” and urges supporters to donate and sign a petition. The page itself has more than 10,000 “likes” Monday morning. A website,, includes a spot for fundraising. …

The lawmakers’ announcement, along with his blunt responses to questions about same-sex marriage, made him something of a star. He was featured on the gossip website TMZ over the weekend.

I’m not a Republican, but if I were a New Yorker I’d definitely show him some love.



June 20th, 2011 | LINK

Senator Ball was on CNN pretending to be undecided. He started his time by saying there has been a lot of hate on both sides. By the time he was done spouting bs, and refusing to answer to whether he would vote yes if religious protection was written in, I was 1000% convinced he’s a “no.” It doesn’t look good.

Ben In Oakland
June 21st, 2011 | LINK

A politician showingh both principles AND leadership. usually, we just get one or the other,

June 21st, 2011 | LINK

Ball is a lost cause looking for the spotlight. He has NO intention of voting for this bill.

I think Equality New York and the Marriage Equality orgs in New York need to start a “Carved in Stone” campaign where they take up donations for a very large granite monument that will document the vote IN STONE and will be displayed in a very prominent place PERMANENTLY. The Senators have a choice as to how they would like to be remembered but the monument is going up EITHER WAY.

I think this would be a very effective way of getting some Senators to take a long hard look at what’s important to them; their current popularity of their eternal legacy. Do they REALLY want to have their names carved in stone, for centuries of people to see that they stood firm blocking the path of a civil rights movement?

I’ve been thinking about this idea for a while but I don’t know who to talk to to get them to consider it.

Does anyone else think it might be effective?

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