the same thing / by Matthew Thompson

I cannot deny a person, a human being, a taxpayer, a worker, the people of my district and across this state, the state of New York, and those people who make this the great state that it is, the same rights that I have with my wife.

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   Number 33, Senator Mark J. Grisanti from Buffalo, New York, Republican. Thank you Senator Grisanti for choosing amity and common sense over divisive white noise and social ludditeism.

   (though I am slightly sickened by his hand wringing over "disappointing" some people with his decision)

   Now, if only all those who sit behind desks were this clear-eyed, we'd have much easier days. 

   Happy Pride.