Same-sex marriage advocates, who have been coordinating their efforts with Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, announced they’re bringing their Republican counterparts into the fold.
“We are thrilled to have Log Cabin Republicans join the coalition” said Brian Ellner of the Human Rights Campaign.
What impact they will have on Republicans–many of whom voted Read More
Just before signing off his show today, New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker threw cold water on one of Andrew Cuomo’s stated goals for this legislative year.
After rattling of a list of Cuomo’s goals, Dicker said, “The governor is also committed to same-sex marriage, but there is little I think he can do Read More
By virtue of the spelling of his last name, Queens State Senator Joseph Addabbo was the second person to answer the slow roll call vote on gay marriage yesterday, and Mr. Addabbo’s “No” might have been the signal that the measure was going down, freeing other senators to vote against it without any Read More
Here’s a bit more about Joe Addabbo, who after a press conference about state legislation to do away with run-off elections in New York City, defended his vote against same-sex marriage.
Addabbo said “74 percent” of his constituents told him they opposed the bill, he told reporters this morning. “I voted, again, the will Read More
Incoming City Councilman Danny Dromm pointed out the irony that Hiram Monserrate, despite his recent legal trouble, was able to vote against the same-sex marriage bill.
Dromm, whose Jackson Heights district overlaps with Monserrate’s, told me: “Here’s a guy who was found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend, yet he takes a Read More
They may be on the wrong side of history, but—at least for the near future—most of the New York state senators who voted down gay marriage on Wednesday will not pay a political price.
The measure lost by a surprisingly lopsided 38-24 count, with eight Democrats joining all 30 of the chamber’s Republicans in opposition. Read More
Hiram Monserrate and Joe Addabbo are two of the eight Senate Democrats who voted against same-sex marriage yesterday.
But while they were in the City Council, they twice voted in favor of extending rights to gay couples.
On August 15, 2002, Monserrate and Addabbo voted to force New York City to recognize Read More
One of the city’s most powerful unions, 1199 SEIU, endorsed in two of the three February 24 special elections.
On Staten Island, the health care group endorsed Debi Rose, the only woman in a crowded race that includes Ken Mitchell, formerly chief of staff to former councilman Mike McMahon.
In Jackson Heights the Read More
Five City Council candidates filed petitions with the city Board of Elections to appear on the ballot for the special elections taking place on February 24.
Since special elections are nonpartisan, candidates also had to create a party name on which to run. Here they are so far:
In the 49th District on Read More
Michael Bloomberg announced that Feb. 24 will be the date for special elections for the City Council seats being vacated by Hiram Monserrate, Joseph Addabbo and Mike McMahon.
Monserrate and Addabbo, both of Queens, were elected to the State Senate. McMahon, of Staten Island, was elected to Congress.
The races will be nonpartisan Read More