WAITING FOR THE DUST TO SETTLE IN NEW YORK STATE--TOTAL ANARCHY IN THE SENATE KILLS CHANCES FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY!
According to the NEW YORK TIMES, The Republicans seems to be rightfully in control of the Senate, despite the fact that there are 32 Democrats and 30 Republicans. Malcolm Smith, the Senate Leader in Exile is going to use the courts to settle this matter, but it looks as if--at this moment--the chances for the Marriage Equality bill in New York are dead after Republicans supposedly have already adopted new Senate rules this afternoon. Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. is the first Latino President of the New York Senate, Republican Dean Skelos is the Majority Leader and Vice President, and Marriage Equality seems about as dead as a dodo. We'll learn more tomorrow. I plan on contacting openly gay Senator Tom Duane's office to learn more about what he plans to do with the bill. Though Skelos is most definitely against the bill, Pedro Espada was actually expected to vote FOR the Marriage Equality bill. Now that he's Senate President, he may let it see the floor... then again, he may be Senate President as part of a deal that says it will NEVER see the Senate floor. New Yorkers must now hope for a miracle.