As Weld throws his hat into the governor’s race, he’s already doling out disappointments to gay marriage supporters. This just in from the Empire State Pride Agenda:
“Governor William Weld has been one of the most ardent supporters in either political party of our community’s freedom to marry. His track record of accomplishments is solid.
“His recent statements represent a complete and disappointing reversal of his original position.
“The freedom to marry is about equality and New Yorkers are passionate about equality. Governor Weld indicates that New Yorkers are not ready for same sex couples to have the right to marry but our polling tells us otherwise.”
And this is how the NYT characterizes Mr. Weld’s shifting stance: “Just yesterday, in fact, Mr. Weld came under attack from both the right and the left for his past support of gay marriage, which he says he now opposes beyond Massachusetts.”