Towleroad Guide to the Tube #579: NY Senate Marriage Debate

Because it's important to remember who stood up for us today, here are just four of the speakers whose testimony I found particularly moving: Senator Diane Savino, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Senator Eric Adams, and Senator Daniel Squadron. I'd also include Senator Espada's if it were online.

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  1. Ben says

  2. ronnykmarshall says

    Please, everyone. Please call, e-mail, write or fax and thank these people for standing up for us.

  3. Michael @ says

    Of those several I heard, Ruth Hassell-Thompson was the outstanding example of choosing love and justice. Her late gay brother, driven into exile in France by their father, would be so proud.

  4. JP says

    I have never been more proud that the senator from where I grew up, Savino, stood up for us with such a great speech.

  5. Chrisotpher says

    Why do all of the Senator’s indicate at the beginning of their speech that they are “nervous”?
    Passionate, I understand. But being nervous seems to indicate a concern that you are doing something wrong. Providing the people you serve with equal rights is never wrong.

  6. Carlie says

    Sen. Espada’s speech:

    I read “nervous” to mean that they were feeling the weight, the historic nature of the vote.

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