Today's @sshat: N.Y. State Sen. Martin Golden wants to void marriages from other jurisdictions
So this guy is so fired up about marriage that he wants to invalidate any union, like my Canadian marriage for shiz and giggles. Please. (The Advocate):
Senator Golden, a Republican from Brooklyn, introduced the bill with co-sponsors senator Thomas Libous, who is the deputy Republican majority leader, and senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., a Democrat and outspoken gay rights foe. The legislation has almost no chance of moving, but the main intent of the longtime marriage equality opponent appears to be symbolic.
“I am sending the message that there is some normalcy in this great state when it comes to the principled idea that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Golden, according to the New York Daily News.
Of course it goes without saying that the man has issues.
When former governor David Paterson issued the executive order to recognize same-sex marriages from elsewhere, Golden unsuccessfully tried to challenge the order in court. In 2005, the former police officer turned state senator objected to advertisements for the Showtime series The L Word on bus shelters in his Bay Ridge district.