Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gay marriage

I just want to re-post this here, because it's such a moving speech. HuffPost's summary, which doesn't quite convey how poignant and brilliant this short speech was:

Gay marriage supporters suffered a defeat today when New York state lawmakers rejected a bill that would have established same-sex marriage. The debate over the bill was passionate, and state Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) gave one of the more moving and powerful speeches in support of the Marriage Equality bill. She said the issue is not political, but about "fairness and equality... We have nothing to fear from love and commitment."