NY Post: No To Same-Sex Marriage
From an editorial published by the New York Post today.
Gov. Cuomo yesterday ratcheted up the pressure in favor of same-sex marriage in New York, sending his own bill to the Legislature while arm-twisting lawmakers on its behalf. That's a pity. Sure, politics drives everything in Albany, but some topics properly are a matter between legislators, their constituents and their consciences. We would include same-sex marriage on that list. Cuomo isn't the only one big-footing the issue. Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long has warned that no legislator who endorses same-sex marriage will be listed on his party's ballot line -- no small matter for many Republicans. There is no denying that same-sex marriage could become law this year. This reflects a seismic shift in society's attitudes on the issue -- and a growing acceptance of gays in general. Still, the question is vexing.But if we had a vote, it would be no. Marriage as an institution has fallen on hard times in recent years. But that's no excuse for weakening it further.The entire thing seems to have been ghost-written by Maggie Gallagher.