Thank you, Republicans

A piece in the Times today reminded me that I meant to thank the four republican senators who voted for same-sex marriage. It’s one thing (and a good thing) to do the right thing when you have a lot of support. It’s quite another when a lot of people are against you and you’re putting your career at risk. So thank you Senators Mark J. Grisanti, James S. Alesi, Roy J. McDonald and Stephen M. Saland.

Today is a better Fourth of July thanks to you and everyone else who worked towards the passage of this bill. We still have a long way to go, but we’re in a better position to celebrate the freedom of America when we do what we can to make sure ALL our citizens have access to the same rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

A workman has been here fixing a bunch of cracks and leaks in the ceiling, so we’ve been moving the furniture around as he works. Finney decides the end table in the middle of the room is the best spot to sleep. It makes no sense.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “Thank you, Republicans

  1. Stacy, thank you for always being a thought-full person, and for sharing your thoughts, and caring about gay marriage, when even some gay people don’t care. Whether one believes in the concept of marriage or not, it is a very important civil right that brings so much with it. And thank you too for all your great NY photos, and all the things you write about, your blog always reminds me of my love for NYC and all the great people I know there who make it such a wonderful place.
    Warmest thoughts to you in the midst of your summer as we are in the midst of our winter in New Zealand.
    Kim (formerly of Oscar Wilde Bookshop)

  2. Oh wow, you are SO NICE to say all this!! New Zealand is lucky to have you. What is going on with you, how are you???

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