So I guess it falls me to call it what it is.
From the NY Times:
Gov. David A. Paterson, still unhappy about the defeat last year of a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage, reached out to lawmakers recently to see if they would approve it during the lame-duck session this year.
But even the most ardent supporters of the bill, which was resoundingly rejected by the State Senate last December, said the measure would meet the same fate if it were brought to the floor now, and the governor, apparently reaching the same conclusion, has abandoned the idea.
Oh, but wait…
Mr. Paterson described his frustrations over the defeat of the legislation, which was one of his top priorities, as he reflected on his legacy during an appearance on Tuesday evening at the Yale Club in Midtown Manhattan. He also criticized those who led the lobbying effort for its passage, saying they had pushed for action prematurely.
Uh oh! Someone’s deviating from the officially-approved, mandatory, gay-marriage-primacy script!!!!!!!
And, before anyone ‘goes there,’ it is not because of Paterson’s visual impairment. He not only has viewed the script sufficiently well to fully comprehend it, he’s also seen it acted out.
To bastardize Tim Allen’s legendary line from Galaxy Quest, it doesn’t take a man with 20/20 vision to recognize a bunch of deranged mice who are drunk – blind drunk on the muscatel of self-importance and the malt liquor of self-relevance.
During a question-and-answer session after his remarks Tuesday, the governor was asked what would have to happen for the legislation to pass.
“I have an answer — never given it before,” Mr. Paterson said. “Get rid of the lobbyists.”
Mr. Paterson suggested that proponents of the bill came to Albany last year with good intentions, but that they “get enthralled by being involved in the whole legislative process” and ended up pushing for action from the Senate when the votes were not there to approve it.
“The lobbyists literally forced the vote,” he said.
Your mission now, trans community, should you decide to accept it – and, whether you actually accept it or not, like it or not its still your mission – is to ensure that this doesn’t get spun into next generation of ‘there aren’t enough votes for trans-inclusion and you have to trust us on that and don’t you dare question whether or not we’ve actually made any effort to even count the votes we’re claiming to have counted much less do any arm-twisting to get any of the votes’ talking points.
Your other mission now, trans community, should you decide to accept it – and, whether you actually accept it or not, like it or not its still your mission and one even more important than the first one – is to ensure that the word ‘marriage’ is not even spoken within the walls of the New York state capitol until GENDA has been approved by both houses of the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
From 365 Gay:
The New York Assembly has voted to amend the state’s human rights law to include anti-discrimination protections based upon gender identity and expression.
“Now it is time for the State Senate to do what 78 percent of New York voters know is right: end discrimination against transgender New Yorkers once and for all by passing GENDA in the Senate and making it law in New York State,” said Empire State Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan Van Capelle in a statement.
Not after gay marriage, but NOW!
But, of course, gay marriage had to come first.
GENDA isn’t gay marriage – so it doesn’t exist.
Marriage Derangement Syndrome demands that it doesn’t…
…and so it dutifully doesn’t.