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In a moment of candor rarely seen these days, New York State Senator Roy McDonald, let his opinions on gay marriage be known.

“You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing. You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it. I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing.

I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.”

Just last week the New York State Assembly passed a bill to legalize gay marriage. The bill faces an important challenge, however, in the Republican-controlled Senate. To date, 31 senators have gone on record as supporting the measure, one short of the 32 needed to adopt the bill into law. Initially State Senator McDonald indicated that he’d oppose the gay marriage bill, but now he’s singing a new tune.

Despite the contentious nature of our current political climate, McDonald’s change of heart should give us all hope that sometimes people rise to the occasion and do the right thing.

Clutchettes and Gents, what’s your take on the gay marriage debate? Let’s talk about it!

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  • Maurice

    I cannot support same-sex marriage as equal to marriage between a man and woman as defined by God. As I tend to believe its more about having the final say for your partner’s health, financial, and personal dealings as @Jane mentioned.

    What protection do those individuals and/or groups have, who don’t spew hate but don’t support same-sex marriages? This is not the 1st time of a Christian organization or group being forced to open their services and/or place of business to homosexuals i.e. a church wedding.

  • chinaza

    There’s really nothing to debate since there is logically no such thing as a “gay marriage”.
    By definition, those terms negate each other.It would be equally ludicrous to discuss a “Christian Jew” or “moderate extremism”.
    It seems as if homosexuals need to be validated by adopting/conforming to conventional/heterosexual definitions of family = marriage+children.
    This same negative social pressure is exerted against single parents and single women.
    We’re losing our courage to be different.

    • chinaza

      For the record,I do not believe any form of marriage to be God-ordained.
      Marriage is a man-made institution and I can respect its values.

  • Tami

    I don’t believe same sexes should marry…I just believe that should be between a man and a woman. I do believe the bill is going to be passed….