[UPDATE: Oh, it’s wonderful…I have an update post that links to audio from 2003 of Rudy bragging about his support of civil unions. Busted. ]
Anything to get elected. I wonder how his gay friends (Howard Koeppel and his partner Mark Hsiao) who put him up in their pad while he was going through his messy divorce with Donna Hanover, feel about being sh*t on by Rudy. That leaves zero Republicans for any semblance of equality. (Raw Story):
In a major reversal from an earlier position, the political website of the New York Sun will report tomorrow that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani now opposes civil unions between same sex partners.
An advanced copy of an article sent to RAW STORY shows that the New York Republican has backed off his earlier support for civil unions, prompted by the passage of a law in New Hampshire’s State Senate.
“In this specific case the law states same sex civil unions are the equivalent of marriage and recognizes same sex unions from outside states. This goes too far and Mayor Giuliani does not support it,” the Giuliani campaign said in a written response sent to the Sun’s Ryan Sager.
The NY Sun article is here. Rudy in 2004:
Asked by Mr. O’Reilly in the interview how he would respond to gay Americans who said being denied access to the institution of marriage violated their rights, Mr. Giuliani said: “That’s why you have civil partnerships. So now you have a civil partnership, domestic partnership, civil union, whatever you want to call it, and that takes care of the imbalance, the discrimination, which we shouldn’t have.”
Wingnut Rudy’s position now:
“Mayor Giuliani believes marriage is between one man and one woman. Domestic partnerships are the appropriate way to ensure that people are treated fairly,” the Giuliani campaign said in a written response to a question from the Sun. “In this specific case the law states same sex civil unions are the equivalent of marriage and recognizes same sex unions from outside states. This goes too far and Mayor Giuliani does not support it.”
And the GOP called Kerry a flip-flopper…
Oh yes…and look what John unearthed.
I’m sure this will appease the bible beating right wing that he’s courting as well. He can’t hide his pro-gay past, but the fever of presidential wannabes in the GOP has rendered them delusional on core issues. They really believe the primary sheeple are stupid.
Meanwhile, in Giuliani’s state, marriage equality is on the agenda:
Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s plan to introduce a gay marriage bill in New York state is favored by almost two-thirds of the 1,022 respondents to a recent Crain’s online poll.
About 63% of voters said they support a gay marriage law. If New York adopted the new legislation, it would become only the second state behind Massachusetts to legalize same-sex marriage.