Tag: New York State Senate

2016 Primaries: The Aftermath and Backlash

The primary season is over, onto the November elections and hopes that the “Blue Wave” will continue. Primaries used to be called the “silly season” mostly because of the proliferation of candidates with nonsense ideas that were pretty laughable on their face. No more. Since the election of Donald Trump and surge of Republican control …

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A cesspool of homophobia and transphobia

The phrase in the title is how openly gay New York State Senator Tom Duane characterized the New York Senate after the senate Judiciary Committee rejected the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, or GENDA by a vote of 12-11.

Democratic Senator Ruben Diaz joined all the Republican members of the committee in voting against equal rights.  You may recall Diaz from his opposition last year to the marriage equality bill.

Can’t someone get rid of this guy?

Also at Daily Kos.