Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Trying to be Heard
The fight for gay rights lingers on. After California and Maine have both been unsuccessful in protecting the rights of its gay citizens, New York is now engaged in a battle of its own. Several hundred people gathered in Union Square for a candlelight vigil the evening before the State Senate was scheduled to discuss the issue in its chambers. While the message was strong, the energy was a bit lacking, and they could have used a few more candles. Unfortunately, the Senate voted to postpone its discussion. The issue will wait until another day – hopefully before the end of the year.