June 15, 2009

Joe Bruno

NY: Joe Bruno Now Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Former New York Senate Majority Leader, Republican Joe Bruno now says that he is a supporter of same-sex marriage. Although Bruno retired from the Senate last year, he continues to be an extremely influential party elder. Therefore, this represents a positive development for marriage equality in the Empire State.

"As a relatively conservative Roman Catholic, I instinctively view marriage as the foundation of the family. However, that view really does conflict with the rights that are afforded all of us, This is America and we have inalienable rights … life is short and we should all be afforded the same opportunities and rights to enjoy it." - Joe Bruno


The Peach Tart said...

Hurrah for Joe. Now we just need a few hundred other politicians to feel the same way.

Utah Savage said...

What the Peach Tart said.

Justine said...

He is going against the teachings of the Roman Catholic church by saying this. Faithful Catholics understand that this teaching will never change, even if some of its members don't agree with it.

Lemmy Caution said...

He also understands that the teachings of the Catholic Church are discriminatory and oppressive in this case.

Kudos to him for rising above outdated and empty teachings from the dark ages.

Sherry said...

wow, good on him!