When you look at the role-call vote for yesterday’s Marriage Equality bill in the New Jersey Senate, something interesting (and not even subtle) is apparent.
The bill lost 14-20. But there were six Democrats who voted against it as well as three who abstained. Two Republicans didn’t show. But let’s say all the Democrats had actually supported gay rights the way their party’s platform supposedly says they do…
The vote would have been 23-14, maybe 23-16 if the other two Republicans had showed. But either way, marriage equality failed because of Democrats voting against it. I give a lot of credit to Sen. Baroni, the Republican who spoke passionately in favor of marriage equality. Well done, sir.
This is my reminder to show your support for Don’t Ask, Don’t Give, the campaign to hold Democrats accountable for supporting LGBT issues.
This woman’s rapturous delight is not worth maintaining inequality for the rest of us:
|Gay marriage bill defeated in New Jersey Senate|