Sunday, October 27

Political Machinations - Empire State Pride, the leading gay political group in New York state, has decided to endorse Gov. Pataki's re-election, according to a story in the NY Times. Apparently, it's their first endorsement of a Republican in a statewide race. Now, there are many in the gay community who find it morally repugnant to support the Republicans. This is especially the case in Federal elections, where a vote for moderate Republicans is considered, by some, to be a vote for Trent Lott and Tom Delay. Perhaps that's why groups like HRC find it easier to throw their support to the GOP in statehouse races. I wonder if any of our reader(s) would care to comment on gay votes in party politics.