Last week's loss for marriage equality in New York state was a heavy pill to swallow for many LGBT rights activists. But despite the defeat, there's at least one positive outcome from having New York's State Senate debate same-sex marriage legislation: the world got a chance to hear from State Sen. Diane Savino.
Savino has become somewhat of a marriage equality sensation these past few days, testifying in support of marriage equality
legislation on the floor of the State Senate. And while her argument might not have swayed enough votes in the legislature, it's certainly capturing the hearts and minds of thousands across the web. So far, almost 300,000 people have watched her testimony on YouTube, catapulting her into rockstar state legislator status.
What was her message? Pretty simple, really. Marriage equality is about fairness and love, not Republican or Democratic politics.
"This vote is a vote about the issue of fairness and equality," Sen. Savino said in her floor speech. "It is about the fairness of people who are of the right age, of sound mind, who choose to live together, share everything together, and want to be able to have the protections that government grants to those of us who have the privilege of marriage and treat it so cavalierly in our society." Read complete article & more - BY MICHAEL A. JONES
In profound gratitude to Diane Savino and with all best wishes,
Fr. Marty Kurylowicz