good stuff online: how marriage equality happened in New York

June 26, 2011

I came away from the events of June 24, 2011 — the passage of a law in New York state permitting same-sex marriage — with a lot of respect for the politicians who made it happen, especially Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who made it their ardent mission to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. The cover story in today’s New York Times by Michael Barbaro gives a fascinating description of how it actually happened — worth reading to see progressive politics in action on a highly practical level, Andrew Cuomo-style.

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