Stewart Savages NY Legislative Priorities as Gay Marriage Remains on Hold

 Jon Stewart gave the New York State Senate a humor-laced drubbing last night on television, wondering why they were focusing on certain vegetables instead of, oh, equal rights.

I won't spoil more. Watch below, and read on about where this fight is right now.

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Meanwhile, real boiling point is approaching about this lack of action. The NY Times' City Room reports:

Frustrations flared in the Capitol on Friday as Democratic lawmakers and gay rights advocates suggested that the Republicans in the state Senate were deliberately delaying a vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage in New York.

It was a marked change of tone from proponents of gay marriage, and it seemed to indicate that their collaborative relationship with the Republicans, in whose hands the fate of the measure rests, had begun to fray.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at June 24, 2011, 6:33am

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