It looks like we weren’t the only ones disappointed with State Senator Marty Golden’s attempt to take away what little marriage rights gay couples have in New York State. His attempt to halt the state’s practice of recognizing out-of-state gay marriages is bringing ire from residents, seizing on the pol’s claim that constituents “don’t give a rat’s ass about social issues.”
So they’re protesting in front of his office.
An anonymous blog titled “What Senator Golden Says” is promoting a rally for gay rights in front of Golden’s office (7408 5th Avenue) on Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. According to the site:
Not only does Senator Golden vehemently oppose marriage equality, he now wants to TAKE AWAY RIGHTS WE CURRENTLY HAVE and stop New York State from recognizing same-sex marriages that were performed outside of New York.
Golden boldly told reporters that the people in his district “don’t give a rat’s ass about social issues.”
Come down and let him know how you feel!!
The protest apparently has the support of a number of local Democratic clubs, including Bay Ridge Democrats, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Lambda Independent Democrats and the New Kings Democrats. Notably absent from the list? Sheepshead Bay’s only two local clubs: Kings Highway Democrats and Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club. The former endorsed Golden back in 2002. The latter is State Senator Carl Kruger’s club, the only other Brooklyn state senator that voted against gay rights.