FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: "Whip Count: Gay Marriage Faces Uphill Odds in New York Senate
by Nate Silver @ 8:43 PM
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Although New York's State Assembly today approved a bill to legalize gay marriage by a 89-52 margin, the measure faces longer odds in the State Senate, where Democrats hold a slim 32-30 majority and where several prominent Democrats are likely to oppose the measure."
I remain opposed to redefining marriage. Definition here is the issue, not equal rights. The majority of Americans support, by good margins, laws that equalize the civil rights or any two people who wish to pair. Redefinition, in contrast removes our society's ability to recognize the nature of gender.
In my opinion, the gay community is more interested in being recognized as "normal" than it is having equality.