At G.O.P. Fund-Raiser, Bruno Mum on Same-Sex Marriage

After he spoke to a room full of Republicans at a fund-raiser–attended by heavyweights like Rudy Giuliani and Dick Cheney–in Midtown last night, I asked Joe Bruno why he didn’t mention same-sex marriage in his address.

Bruno is pushing a bill that would put an end to David Paterson’s directive.

“I’m not going to just get engaged right now in rhetoric. We’ve stated our position pretty clearly,” he said.

Cheney’s daughter is a lesbian, and Giuliani in the past has taken pro-gay rights positions. (Although that changed as he began to prepare for the presidential race).

I asked Bruno if the dinner would have been a good venue for discussing the issue of gay marriage. 

“Our Vice President delivered a good message,” he told me. “Rudy Giulaini delivered a great message. There’s a long program and I was very conscious of the time.”

At G.O.P. Fund-Raiser, Bruno Mum on Same-Sex Marriage