Quote of the Day

From Judge Judith S. Kaye’s dissenting opinion on the NY State Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday on gay marriage:

"For most of us, leading a full life includes establishing a family. Indeed, most New Yorkers can look back on, or forward to, their wedding as among the most significant events of their lives. They [gay new yorkers] grew up looking to find that one person with whom they would share their future, eager to express mutual lifetime pledge through civil marriage. Solely because of their sexual orientation, howewever – that is, because of who they love – [they] are denied the rights and responsibilities of civil marriage. This state has a proud tradition of affording equal rights to all New Yorkers.

Sadly, the court today retreats from that proud tradition"