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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.

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