New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a group of evangelical Protestants opposed to the marriage equality law, wants Governor Andrew Cuomo to apologize for calling their stance “anti-American” during a panel discussion last week.
Last Tuesday, Cuomo headlined a panel discussion presented by The New York Times that offered a behind-the-scenes look at how the bill passed the Republican-controlled state senate in June and became law. During the question and answer session, an audience member asked what lessons the New York victory could offer to other states and the federal-level fight for same-sex marriage.
Saying that he believed progress for marriage equality nationwide was “just a matter of time,” Cuomo pointed to the unsatisfactory arguments of opponents as the fundamental reason why. Earlier, when political reporter Michael Barbaro, who moderated the conversation with metro editor Carolyn Ryan, asked Cuomo what arguments against the bill in New York he had found “persuasive,” the governor said “none.”
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