NY: Reporting Back From the Marriage Equality Panel

Written by scott on October 21st, 2011

New York Gay Marriage PanelFollowing New York’s Marriage Equality victory this past July, there’s been a lot of excitement and reflection. On October 18th, The New York Times took up this topic in a panel discussion about the road leading up to the legalization of same-sex marriage. I was there, and I took sporadic, auto-corrected notes on my iPad which I will now attempt to interpret and share with you.

The Place: Conference room at the New York Times building. Filled with gays in suits, lesbians in boots, journalists and political players.

The Food: They had these delicious warm chocolate chip cookies! Totally unexpected but greatly appreciated.

Panelists: Governor Andrew Cuomo (Hilarious and charismatic), Christine Quinn (Well-Spoken Speaker of the NYC Council, power lesbian), James Alesi (lovable Republican State Senator — one of the four senators to change their vote to allow for the passage of the law, a risky career move for a Republican but also one he proudly called “the best vote he ever cast.”) and Bruce Gyory (professor, political consultant and statistics guy).

Full Story from Autostraddle

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